According to Dictionary.com, the definition of “True” is the following three statements:
1. Being in accordance with the actual state or conditions; conforming to reality or fact; not false.
2. Real; genuine; authentic.
3. Sincere; not deceitful.
Also, the definition of “Beauty” according to Dictionary.com is:
1. The quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else (as a personality in which high spiritual qualities are manifest).
So, to put together these words, logically, “True Beauty” means a “genuine ‘like’ person’s exterior qualities.” Is that all it’s really about? People are judging others on whether or not they are beautiful… and it’s all a matter of opinion. Not everyone likes the same things and no two people are identical. So, who are we to judge whether or not someone is beautiful. We’re all different, but we’re all still the same. I know that’s a contradiction in itself, but we look at others on the exterior and we’re all original; however, sometimes you have to go deeper than that to find “true beauty”.
So, what is “true beauty” in the non-logical and completely opinionated definition? My definition: a person who has spirit, who can be who they really are without worry; someone who’s dedicated, honest, supportive, helpful, caring, and, most of all, unique. They have to be themselves. Flaws and everything.
No one can be their own person without being unique, and that’s what every person with true beauty is. There’s no such thing as normal. Every person that I meet is trying to find themselves. They’re searching, but they’re searching for the wrong thing. They’re searching for a sense of “normalcy” when there’s no such thing! No one’s normal and that’s what makes a person unique without them even knowing. Nevertheless, the person that realizes this uniqueness in everyone, including themselves, is the one with true beauty. No amount of make-up can make that.
We all have true beauty somewhere inside us. It’s our personality. Who we are as a person is what people should be judging us as, if at all. Our outer beauty is a plus, but to be truly beautiful is to have an even greater inner beauty. Writing this reminds me of the show True Beauty with Tyra Banks. They judged the person’s outer beauty while judging their inner beauty without the contestants knowing. The show helped people realize that it’s not all about what you look like, but it’s also how you act that makes you a beautiful person.
Children, teenagers, even adults need to remember that not everything is based on how you look. If everyone knew they were being judged on their true inner beauty before their outer beauty, I’m almost certain that everyone would act a little nicer and smile a little brighter every day. That’s what everyone needs. That’s what true beauty really is.