- Posted February 20, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
What does beauty mean to you?
Beauty is What You Make It
But I don't care. I'm hot and I know it because I act the part.
At one time or another, every conceivable way a person can alter their appearance was considered the peak of beauty. In Ancient Greece, short, boyish girls with blonde hair were considered gorgeous. Victorian beauties were more likely to have full lips, big, round eyes, and full figures. Today it's all about being 'smokin' hot,' as well as tall and willowy. In fifty years it may be something completely different.
I think whether tan, pale, tall, short, skinny, or round, the one thing linking every standard of beauty past and present is that all were backed up by confidence and dignity. Beauty is as easily defined a concept as love. True beauty, however, needs to have grace, poise, and pride to support the outer appearance, or else what good do those outward appearances do? You can be the world's sexiest supermodel and blatantly think you're ugly, and you won't have the allure of the Average Jane next door who walks with confidence and dignity to work at the mall.
Love yourself and the world will follow suit.