How do you define beauty? Do you think that you really know what beauty is? Or do you let the daily barrage of what is fed to you through media define beauty for you?
Every culture tends to define it a little differently but textbook definition is that beauty generally is what is pleasing to the eye. That can vary from person to person. We should all know that true beauty goes beyond the skin's surface. Here is a good video called "The Evolution of Beauty". It shows how a woman is prepped for an ad campaign. I think it's very important for people to see especially young people who struggle with the whole notion that beauty should have a certain "look". Trying to model yourself up to images in the media can be a dangerous practice. Beauty comes in many forms.
I like the video's message that every girl should feel beautiful.
It's important to remember that not everything you see is truly as it appears.
My message is that beauty may be in the eye of the beholder but outer beauty can fade over time. The old adage "you can't judge a book by its cover" is true. How often have you met someone and immediately judged them but after getting to know them see them as one of the most beautiful people ever? The opposite is true as well. You can meet someone with what you believe is an outwardly gorgeous appearance but they are just that...a shell with nothing inside or who spews negative energy.
The soul's beauty is what is everlasting. It is way more important for our thoughts and actions to be beautiful and projected out to the world to help promote positivity.
So are you beautiful? Don't look in the mirror to answer that question, look within.