I know that people can be beautiful on the inside, but this question is mainly targeting outer beauty.
DO YOU THINK OUR PERCEPTION OF BEAUTY IS DEVELOPED OR HARDWIRED?
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This statement is false and the perception of beauty is hardwired.
It's rooted in genetics, when someone of the opposite gender is attractive it indicates she got good genes and is more likely to provide healthy offspring.
It's in our subconscious mind, beyond the reach of any outer influence.
Before you yell about the Media, what is accepted by it simply matches with what the majority consider to be attractive but they also have made errors and no matter how big propaganda may praise something that just can't be accepted by the majority it will fail.
There is not a very strict canon of what is beautiful but still there are certain features which are considered attractive by the majority.
And in all times, in vastly different cultures.