What is Beautiful?
We’ve used this blog previously to talk about contemporary notions of beauty and how they have been hijacked by the mainstream media and twisted into a narrow, conformist norm (http://myworldorganic.com/its-time-to-say-no-to-the-beauty-ideal/).
The truth is, the question ‘What is Beautiful?’ has an infinite number of answers. Thankfully (because otherwise life would be very dull indeed), we all think differently and we all see the world through our own unique lens.
What is beautiful to one person will not necessarily appear as such to the person beside them.
And that is how it should be. We should get to decide what is beautiful, rather than have someone dictate to us what is beautiful and (often through exclusion) what isn’t.
Excitingly, we’ll soon be giving you the chance to let us know what you think is beautiful. We’re putting up some great prizes for those who get involved and we’re really looking forward to seeing some of the infinite possibilities embraced by the question, ‘What is Beautiful?’.
In the interim, however, to get you thinking, have a look at the pictures below. They’re all beautiful in their own way. All of them. But which appeal to you more? What do you think is beautiful?
Young or Old?
Dawn or Storm?
Autumn or Spring?
Forest or Desert?
One or Many?
Past or Present?
Punk or Ballroom?
Intellectual Support or Emotional Support?
Sea Level or Mountain Top?
So. What do you think is beautiful?