Beauty Within Yourself
Beauty is often described as an aspect of things, which makes these things enjoyable to see. These things include sunsets, landscapes, humans and beautiful works of art. Beauty, along with personal taste and aesthetics, is currently the most significant part of aesthetics, among the various branches of psychology.
The definition of beauty has changed over time. In the modern era, beauty has been heavily influenced by the influence of social media. Social media has been a considerable force in recent years, both as a way of marketing products and as a way of influencing public opinion. Beauty is one aspect of social media, which is frequently manipulated for the purpose of propagating particular ideas or themes. For example, many people consider the appearance ofingly skinny models in fashion magazines to be beauty, and the obsession with Photoshop effects in photographs to be a form of aesthetics.
Although social media may not be directly responsible for the increased prominence given to aesthetics in the public’s consciousness, it certainly exacerbates the problem. Many people are regularly exposed to images of beauty, especially on billboards and in fashion magazines. Advertisements are designed around specific ideas or themes, and beauty is often a central theme. The use of fashion photography and the presentation of beauty on the runway can have very similar effects on the public’s aesthetic sense. For example, certain women will look unfavorably in advertisements for certain brands, because they have been led to associate certain features or attributes with the brands they see being advertised.
Thus, the concept of beauty has become something of a religion for some members of the fashion industry. Fashion industry power brokers exert great influence on the young teenage girls who have a very restricted view of beauty. Power brokers attempt to convince these young women that they need to look like models or movie stars if they want to gain any sort of recognition in the fashion industry. In addition, these same power brokers may force these teenage girls to try out for talent shows and other competitions that they may feel are designed to further enhance their public image and help them rise up the ladder of success in the fashion industry.
In order to counteract this kind of exploitation, many young girls feel that they should be as beautiful as possible and should strive to be the very best. They will model for modeling agencies, and they may even submit photographs to magazines, which then print captivating photographs of these young beauties. Some young girls will even go so far as to go on the runway. However, there are problems with this kind of route. The runways are designed to showcase the best of what beauty could do, and the very best models and most beautiful beauties are generally ignored, and sometimes exploited.
With social media, there seems to be less of an emphasis on beauty. Instead, people post photographs of themselves doing things, such as eating a particular food or drinking a particular beverage. This kind of posting may be entertaining, but the underlying message is that these individuals are not seeing themselves as beautiful, rather as average, boring human beings. The beauty that they want is evident to all, however they are unable to achieve it through these social mediums. Therefore, when a young girl posts a photograph of herself on a social media site, it sends a clear message that she is not a beautiful person, but rather something that one might call a haggard, witless person who looks like she could use a lift.