Topics: Aesthetics, Beauty, Physical Appearance Pages: 3 (932 words) Published: November 30, 2014
Compare And Contrast Essay:
By: Bradley Ryan Ponzio

“People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in; the true beauty of a person is slowly revealed. Many people have heard this famous quote by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and these words could not be any truer. Beauty can come in two distinct forms: inner and outer. Both types of beauty play a major impact in life i.e: first impressions, jobs, social status, and even friendships. It’s important to maintain an equal amount of both types of beauties because they will help you become a well rounded person. In our generation, most people look at the outer beauty before the inner beauty. Outer beauty is always changing through society’s ideal perfect image for people and refers to the figure, features, complexion, and elegance of a person. These features are biological yet they can be masked through false perfection aids such as make-up, jewelry, clothing, and hair. Outer beauty is what originally drew one person to another. This is what makes a first impression and how someone will come to view that person until they learn more about their inner beauty or lack thereof. This type of beauty can influence a person’s personality by making them more self-confident, conceited, and even a shell of themselves. People who inhibit societal “ideal” outer beauty features often have a rotten personality making their outer beauty seem “uglier” and are often more materialistic. Also this beauty often fades with age leaving behind a fleeting image of the features that once were their personality focal points. On the other hand, inner beauty is the purest expression of beauty and is what draws a person to another and keeps them yearning the person’s companionship. Some of the things inner beauty can be are quality of mind, habits, and traits such as; kindness, humility, generosity, empathy, and patience. These features cannot be manufactured...
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