There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.wrote Conrad Hall, French Polynesian-born American cinematographer
Most of our assessments of beauty are very superficial, judging something or someone from what they look like. This has established a very unhelpful value in our societies that causes many to go to extreme lengths to try to become what society says is beautiful. Eating disorders, low self-esteem, depression and even suicide are often the result of people not feeling beautiful enough. Are we all guilty of contributing to the ‘being beautiful is important’ mindset that hurts so many people?
What is Beauty? Is it an outer or inner characteristic? Is it a value in itself, or a value-judgment? Can imperfection be beautiful? Can there even be beauty in ugliness?
Let’s talk about this.
Questions we might discuss are:
- What is Beauty? How is it defined in your culture?
- To what else can we attribute beauty other than to people? In your culture, is beauty in design considered to be important?
- Do you think that Society in your culture places too much emphasis on physical beauty? Please give examples.
- Is there more pressure on women to be beautiful than there is on men? If you think yes, why?
- We also talk about ‘inner beauty’. What personality trait is the most important for inner beauty?
- Do you believe that there is such a things as spiritual beauty? If yes, where does it come from?
Come and join our Talk About on Monday 19 April at 7.30 pm, share your idea and make friends.
The Zoom ID and passcode are:
ID: 981 9526 9164