Beauty is one of the most controversial topics of all time, especially female beauty. It has always been said that beauty is in the eyes of the viewer and yet there seems to be an ideal or standard to beauty around the world. People always say that what is ideal is simply what has been fed by the media. If we look at its meaning, we say that beauty is a characteristic. Pretty true. However, there will be a question that exists that no one can answer completely. What is beauty?
Beauty has been widely marketed. Maybe everyone can accept it. In keeping with this thought, it can be said that beauty has become something cerebral and not spontaneous. Ideally, beauty is something that must be appreciated once something beautiful is seen. The problem is that it is very similar that the idea of each person's beauty has been anchored in primitive memory. Even when a person is growing up, he is brought up to have an idea of beauty based on what is appreciated by the people around him.
As a result, the perception of beauty has become generally accepted as subjective. However, there are scientists today trying to prove that there must be a formula for objectively measuring beauty, this study was started thousands of years ago. in the era of great philosophers such as Socrates, Plato and Pythagoras. It was the Pythagorean school of thought from which the number of gold was heard for the first time.
The number of gold is a mathematical formula focused on proportion and symmetry. Scientific research, as also shown on television, suggests that people whose faces match this number of gold are often perceived as beautiful, unlike those who are not. There are also studies that make the perception of beauty begin as early as childhood as mentioned before. For women, it has been said that long legs are a factor to consider in terms of beauty. Perfect skin is also one.
Another scientific discovery that refers to beauty is the concept of natural selection. People and animals mate or breed to someone who looks strong and fit. It is to make sure that the species will survive. In line with this, it has been found that the "average" of a face value is much more considered beautiful as opposed to those that are rare or unusual. A study was done in which the faces of many average people were merged into one composite and the result was that of a beautiful face. From this study, it was concluded that the average looking person is much more conceivable than those who possess unusual characteristics.
In reality, beauty is only superficial and what really matters to many people is the inner beauty as well as the behavior. These are the things that we will appreciate for life since the physical beauty disappears as we get older. It is something that can not be measured physically but that can be observed as grace, charm, intellect, warmth. Beauty can not be dictated by anyone, not even social cultural norms.