Beauty is perhaps one of the most desired and envied traits in the world. Beauty comes in many forms, some not as obvious as others. For instance one can refer to inner beauty, but more often than not the word beauty is associated with people, particularly women. Beauty applies to whatever excites the keenest of pleasure to the senses and stirs emotion.
When it comes to the way certain individuals choose to portray themselves physical beauty can have a variety of meanings depending on how that certain individual perceives beauty. Although it is a clich
•it is often said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Beauty can be found within a being; women, especially are surrounded with images which society would consider being beautiful. For example a woman must meet a certain weight or height requirement; in addition, she must pamper herself with facials and manicures. A woman must possess a certain look according to whatever seems fashionably popular for the time period. Society puts a lot of pressure on women to fit a certain criteria of beauty. It is seen in magazines, on the runway, in television, movies, just about any form of media out there. Men are also pressured by society to look a certain way; they too are expected to have: a masculine and built body to be tough and rugged yet stylish. Beauty in essence is confidence; it has to do with the way a person feels about themselves and how they determine their own self-worth. .
The majority of the time the most important aspect of beauty is overlooked, that aspect being inner beauty. Inner beauty is considered one of the most difficult to recognize due to the fact that the majority of the time we determine a person's worth or maybe even our own self worth based on appearance. In American society today we have strong stereotypes about what it means to be beautiful. Inner beauty has to do with a person personality and their basic appreciation for life.