I always hear that beauty is subjective and all. And i've also learned that if you post a picture of a girl on here and ask for rates the answers are very different. Some will say she's gorgeous others will say she's average. But mostly gorgeous so what does that mean? What should the girl be labelled as then if people are saying different things? It's confusing. If beauty is in the eye of the beholder then we all are good looking , average and ugly because someone will think of us as beautfiul And the other will think of us as average. So beauty and ugliness doesn't exist in a way. Am i correct?
- Beautiful, ugly and average people don't exist because everyones tastes are different therefore you can't stick with one label46% (6)20% (1)39% (7)Vote
- I don't agree. Beautiful , ugly and average people exist. The majority of people agree with what is beautiful and what is not54% (7)80% (4)61% (11)Vote
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Like most times in life, there is not just white or black. I believe it's a bit of both. To some degree, beauty does exist as an objective measure. This has been scientifically proven. For example people tend to find other human beings more attractive whose faces are as symmetrical as possible. Also, health and youth are generally viewed as beautiful (this has of course evolutionary reasons). This is why most people would agree that a 500-pound woman or a 90-year old guy are not beautiful (at least not physically speaking).
HOWEVER, there's ALSO a subjective aspect to this on top of the objective matter. It is natural (and also biologically expedient) that we don't all have the exact same taste. To speak in evolutionary terms, this ensures that our species does not become limited to one "kind" of individuals. Imagine for example all men liked women with blond hair and long legs. Now, if this was the case, all other types of women would soon become extinct. However, because there's only one type of women left, womankind as a whole is at a much higher risk to fall prey to natural threats. If we assume that these women have similar immune systems and a virus was to attack them, all womankind (and indeed, all humanity) would perish. So biologically speaking, it makes a lot of sense to create a lot of diversity. This is, to some degree, also true for different races. For example a black person might not react to the same threats in the same way as a white or Asian person.
The fact that subjectiveness does exist, doesn't mean we're all beautiful. It means that we are all (or at least most of us) beautiful in the eyes of SOME fellow human beings. If you belong to the 90% of human beings with average looks, you will have some people who find you ugly, some who find you average and some who find you pretty. That doesn't mean ugliness or beauty don't exist, it just means that people have different opinions because they are genetically encouraged to prefer a variety of different "types".1