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My Opinion of True Beauty

            The dictionary defines beauty as, "loveliness; good looks; pleasing, attractive person or thing." For the most part, the definition of beauty places an emphasis on the physical appearance of an object or a being. We have all met people who made our heads turn because their features were extremely pleasing to our eyes. We have also met many individuals who have made our heads turn because their outward appearance was so unique that we had to make sure we really had just seen what we thought we had seen. Physical features are usually what people take in as their first impression of someone or something. Once we get past the physical, we begin to search for the inner beauty, which can be found in a person's personality or actions. This is the lasting impression that we keep with us. My idea of beauty, according to social standards, is quite unconventional.
             If you asked the next person you approached to name just one famous person that they thought was beautiful, they would most likely state the obvious. Some people would say that Ben Affleck (Daredevil), Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic), and Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting) are beautiful. Others would say that Jennifer Lopez (Selena), Sandra Bullock (Miss Congeniality), and Julia Roberts (Erin Brochovich) are beautiful. Though all of these movie stars are pleasant to look at, I do not enjoy their appearance as much as say, Adrien Brody (The Pianist), or Maura Tierney (TV's ER), because they have unique features that you do not find in people everyday. You also find yourself looking deeper than their outer beauty to find their attractive factors. .
             Beauty is not found in perfection, but it can be found in the flaws of a being or an object. It is actually imperfection where I find the beauty in life. Imperfection shows vulnerability, whether it be in an object or a being, whereas perfection shows vanity. Imperfection also shows individuality, which is absolutely beautiful! I find beauty in flaws such as one blue eye and one green eye, a crooked smile, and a gap between those two front teeth.

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