Humans haven't invented beauty
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Beauty is to your sense of sight what;
● "smelling good" is to your sense of smell,
● being delicious, to your sense of taste,
● harmony, to your sense of hearing, and
● a caress, to your sense of touch.
There was beauty on earth long before humans evolved
© Hervé Sauquet & Jürg Schönenberger
The first flowers appeared at least 140 million years ago.
When you look up «beauty» in an encyclopedia, you get the impression that our ancestors have invented it.
In reality, beauty existed on this planet long before we were able to appreciate it.
Beauty originates in attraction and desire, but it has come to represent health.
Trying to define beauty
Humans have been trying to define beauty for a long time.
Some have tried to explain it as mathematical proportions, searching for what were called the «canons» of beauty.
Most definitions associate beauty with «harmony of form and color» and with «pleasing the eye».
We can distinguish two types of beauty in nature:
• The beauty of lifeless objects; such as sunsets, seasides, full moons, ...
• The beauty of living organisms; found in plants and animals.
When you see living beauty,
you see health
A beautiful flower is also a healthy flower.
At the market, you choose the best looking fruits and vegetables.
For you, their good appearance indicates their healthy condition.
When you observe animals, those who are healthy tend to be more beautiful, while those who are ill present characteristics that make them less appealing to us.
A beautiful squirrel is also a healthy squirrel.
Fat is ugly.
Beauty is the basis of attraction
Beauty is a visual phenomenon.
It can only be appreciated by animals with a sense of sight.
Its goal is to attract and it doesn't go unnoticed.
When it occurs, it provokes a strong reaction in those who see it.
Beauty will distract and grab the beholder's attention.
It impacts the mind so greatly that it will be remembered for a long time.
Beauty creates excitement and desire in humans
When the beauty comes from a person of the opposite sex, the reaction becomes more complex.
The more beautiful the person is, the greater the excitement.
This agitation is not only mental; several physical reactions take place that stimulate your hormones and glands,.
You're not always aware of them.
The initial attraction transforms itself rapidly into desire.
If the person is very beautiful, and the attraction is one-sided, the desire can impact the beholder's mind for a lifetime.
Folds in the face are key to ugliness
What people call "facial features" are simply folds in the skin of the face.
Humans start out as cute kids and become increasingly ugly all their lives.
That's because their facial folds deepen continuously.
Big or crooked noses, bags beneath the eyes, crow's feet, withered skin and enlarged traits are all caused by cutaneous folds.
All these folds can first be reduced in size, then removed completely by using grooming techniques.
This way, individuals can remove the traits that make them ugly and reach their true beauty potential.
Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder
Some would like us to believe that appreciating beauty is a question of time.
They often say that because they know ugly people that they don't find so unappealing anymore.
They know these persons well and they've grown accustomed to their features.
They may even find their hideousness attractive.
Other people will say that your appreciation of beauty depends on your cultural origins; but in our globalized world, I don't think this holds true anymore.
Some will argue that beauty is a matter of personal taste, and that one person may be repelled by what others call beauty.
Yes, personal taste exist, but you can be sure that a beautiful person and an ugly one are living in two different worlds when they walk down the street.
Beauty has a bad reputation
Since beauty seems unattainable to many people, they badmouth it.
They deny its existence and pretend that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Judging others upon their looks is considered wrong.
Ugly individuals, unable to better their state, will often give up or invent some hideous style.
They claim that beauty standards are an invention of the fashion and cosmetics industries and of the medias.
The lobby of ugly people is at war with beauty.
The fashion industry, in an effort to be more politically correct, is now hiring ugly models to present its products.
Humans evolving towards beauty
To depict a more complete picture, we must consider the development of beauty in humans over millions of years.
If you study its evolution from our chimpanzee-like common ancestors to modern-day humans, the results are fascinating.
As a species, we have beautified continuously and we still are.
Our appreciation of beauty has also progressed greatly.
However, even if humans are born more beautiful than ever, they become ugly with age just as much as their ancestors did.
That's because they don't take care of their beauty.
But, grooming is coming to the rescue.
Differentiating real and fake beauty
Being attracted to real beauty is natural,
but going for fake beauty represents a mental problem.
What is fake beauty?
Humans are so attracted to beauty that they have been imitating it for millennia.
At first, they weren't too good at it, but now, humans can create artificial beauty that compares with or surpasses the one we find in the natural world.
© Sarah R
Are you hungry?
© Beatrice Murch
Are they beautiful to you?
Devaluing artificial beauty
Nowadays, when evaluating beauty, one has to take artificiality into account.
Fake products may be beautiful; their good-looks are lifeless and easy to fabricate.
They are only imitations.
So, how should you react when faced with artificial beauty?
© Lisa Jewell
I grew it myself
Can you compare the beauty of these flowers without devaluing those on the left in some way?
Your attraction to artificial beauty is only superficial and it often shows your naivety.
If you knew how it was fabricated, your evaluation of it would go way down.
Fake beauty doesn't stand up to scrutiny.
So, anytime you see artificial beauty you have to mentally devalue it.
Are you decorating yourself with artificial beauty?
Confronted with the need and obligation to be beautiful, most people resort to artificial solutions to remedy their situation.
They will hide their body and face behind beautiful clothes and glossy make-up, or worse, ornate them with sparkling jewelry or colorful tattoos.
Decorated human eye.
If you want to increase your beauty, any betterment should be made by working directly on yourself, and not by hiding behind fabricated accessories.
Grooming provides a natural and free approach to aesthetic correction.
© Tigist Sapphire
Is an ugly person hiding behind these beautiful accessories?
If not, why wear them?
Is your beauty real or fake?
Only the beauty of your nude body and face are admissible.
If your personal style and your beauty comes from;
• Wearing clothes,
• Hats, glasses, sunglasses, ...
• Artificial creams and products,
• Plastic surgery,
• Cosmetic injections,
• Body building,
• Tattooing and piercing,
• Nail polish and lipstick,
then, your beauty is fake,
and that makes a fake out of you.
The three steps to artificial makeup beauty
The majority of women believe that following these three steps makes them more attractive, and they wouldn't leave home without them.
THE RACCOON EYES
Most women think that human eyes aren't good-looking and the prefer those of the raccoon.
Some women find their raccoon eyes so essential that they go for permanent makeup.
THE CLOWN LIPS
Human lips are unsightly.
They have to be covered with colored goo to be pretty.
© Scott Fleming
Do clown lips make women look like one?
THE FOUNDATION MASK
Even if you disguise your eyes and your lips, you must also hide the skin of your face.
The mask has to be thick enough to be obvious and apparent to everyone you meet.
© Marc Majcher
The foundation mask kills your expressiveness.
I find that makeup uglies people more than it beautifies them.
Fabricated aesthetics and brainwashed people
Even if we go back several millennia, the aesthetics of the masses have been directed by their rulers.
Nowadays, people are bombarded directly by publicity and indirectly by films, tv shows, music videos, ...
Our tastes and our fashion are decided by a small number of humans.
These profiteers only want to make money and keep on making it.
Their opinion on beauty has no more value than yours or mine, so stop giving them credibility by buying their products.
Aesthetics vs functionality
Today, aesthetics apply to all aspects of life including the objects that we use in our daily activities, such as: cars, toasters, watches, houses, furniture, ...
This practice extends to the computer world were people will prefer beautiful software to functional software.
Those are domains were aesthetics should be relegated to a less important role.
Functionality is essential and it should not be reduced at the profit of beauty.
We want a knob to be the right size, in the right pace, easy to manipulate, highly visible, ...
Aesthetics should come in last.
Flashing artificial beauty is offensive to others
It is normal that real beauty can fascinate, captivate and attract others.
This may seem unfair to ugly people, but they can work at beautifying themselves naturally.
However, when people wear artificial decorations in an exaggerated manner, their behavior may be considered as aggressive.
"Gift-wrapped" human may be cute; they are fake.
Promoting this falseness leads to "show-offism".
Ignore people who use artificial beauty exaggerations, such as:
• Wearing sunglasses inside,
• Wearing hats, veils or any type of headwear inside,
• Stinking people with perfume,
• Applying too much make-up,
• Wearing high heels,
Boycott fake beauty
When it comes to human contact, artificial beauty creates a barrier.
Who wants to kiss lips covered with lipstick?
Who wants to touch skin buried beneath a coat of foundation makeup?
Artificial beauty should be reserved to the realms of art, and not used on people, buildings and objects.
I personally try to boycott people who hide behind fake beauty.
© Thomas Hawk
I won't even talk to her.
The future of aesthetics
I can easily picture humans of the next centuries laughing their heads off when looking at images of the present times.
I truly believe that today's fakeness will be obvious to all in a close future.
But, to get there, we have to put an end to the brainwashing first.