Beauty Is…

A lot from Lydia

What is beauty?

Pardon me as I embrace my Greek ancestry and say that I believe I that ancestry qualifies me, above all others, to discuss this controversial subject.

Let’s start our discussion with a basic definition-

Beauty:
1.a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.

What does that mean?

The ancient Greeks (my people) philosophized and argued, and really beat this subject into the ground, and yet we still consider the idea fascinating.

Plato’s idea of beauty has been paraphrased with “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” (A subjective opinion)
vs Aristotle who argued that beauty is virtue. (A judgmental objective)

The Pythagorean schools saw a correlation between beauty and mathematics. (Another example boys and girls of why math is important. You will need it when the time comes to choose a mate, so stay in school…

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