Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
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When you say that no one falls in love with someone who is ugly, you are basing that on your idea of what ugly is, and just like how everyone has a different concept of what it is to be beautiful, everyone also has their own idea of what being ugly is.
Telling someone a lie that they are pretty is not doing so because they are complying with utilitarianism views, they are telling them that because they are being nice to them and want to be respectful to them.
Yes there are events that judge who is the most beautiful, like Miss Universe, but that does not mean everybody agrees with the ruling. I personally thought Miss Philippines should have won, others may think someone else should have won, and that happens because beauty is in the eyes of the beholder/judge
A mother may not believe their deformed child is the most beautiful, they will however love that child regardless of the condition of the child. That relates to mother-child ties not the perception of beauty.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder because each and every person has their own idea of what beauty is. There is no universally accepted standard of what a beautiful person looks like, so people can set their own standards and thus be their own judge of what beauty is.
The whole event of Miss Universe or any beauty pageant, is to put a standard on beauty; and they have successfully done so. When the winner is chosen, she is now the new standard for beauty for many people. Even if you do not agree with the result of the contest, you immediately get the idea that she is beautiful. Right there, when they tell you this is prettiest woman in the world, they have placed a standard of beauty. People will follow that standard, which makes the idea that beauty is not in the eye of the beholder.
Before Justin Bieber became famous, people would have looked at him like any other teenager. After all that hype about his breakthrough, people imitate his hair style, his cloths and his looks. Again, a standard was set for what beauty looks like.
The example of a mother and a deformed child is to prove the point that beauty is merely a word used to replace another to mean the strong connection between them. The mother does not really think her baby is beautiful, she is merely using that to demonstrate love. Bluntly, she is lying. The idea that you can lie about something like beauty, means it must, to a degree, have a definite answer. People cannot lie unless there is a truth to be hidden from.
Many contests place a set value on beauty. From expensive masterpieces, to neighborhood garden contests, people will judge and with that, they will define something that is good. Irregardless of what some of the skeptics believe, if the piece of art of garden won a contest, then by default, that object is beautiful.
Just because society sometimes creates standards for what beauty is people do not follow them. I think the winner of Miss Universe is rather plain, I think that Bieber looks like a troll and needs to drop dead as soon as possible, and I still see nothing attractive about Megan Fox even though others do.
Society sets standards on beauty but there will always be people who retain their own standards of what beauty is. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder regardless of what society sees as beauty...
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Vote Placed by Double_R 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Obvious win to Pro. Cons argument asserts that society places a standard on what is accepted to be beautiful, which is generally true. This however does not negate the resolution. Pros examples showed all they needed to, which was that people have different opinions on what is beautiful. What society decides is beautiful does not change this.
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