Beauty can be defined by various attributes. Some people believe beauty lies in the physical being of a person while others believe that beauty lies within. I believe that beauty encompasses both aspects, but inner beauty is the most important. Physical beauty is not something you can control as easy as your inner beauty. I know that we have plastic surgeons and various diet plans to help our physical beauty but we have to work with the beauty that God gave us. Physical beauty cannot be determined by one individual because one person might think that someone is attractive, physically, but another has a different idea of attractiveness. Therein lies the statement "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." The people that have the same view of beauty are the ones that usually end up together in a lasting relationship.
Physical beauty, though, can lose its attractiveness if the inner beauty doesn't equal the physical side. An example of this would be if you saw a very attractive person and upon meeting that person and getting to know them you discover that they do something you dislike, i.e. cuss, disgusting table manners, etc. The physical beauty starts to diminish when the inner beauty lacks.
Inner beauty, on the other hand, doesn't usually diminish the physical attributes of an individual, unless the person judging the beauty is shallow and only enjoys the physical beauty of an individual. A lot of times, the inner beauty, or personality, of someone outshines the physical beauty. How many times have you seen someone that is not necessarily physically "good looking" win you over as a friend based on their personality? Humor, kindness and communication skills are important assets in determining your inner beauty.
First impressions are important when meeting someone new. The first impression is determined upon the outward appearance of an individual most of the time. Many people, though, reserve their judgment of a first impression until after they have had...
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