Is Pulchritude enough ?
"Beauty lies in the the eyes of the beholder." This is a statement very often used when someone fails to acknowledge the beauty that they expected. Well, in my opinion, it is in fact true that beauty indeed lies in the eyes of the beholder. Is Britney Spears beautiful ? Many would believe she is but some may not. When we talk about beauty, is it only about what strikes our eyes or do we really bother about the inner beauty? The word beauty, I feel, comprises a mix both inner and outer beauty. It is quite surprising yet true that many women who have outer beauty do not necessarily have inner beauty. Just mere pulchritude is not solely an attribute of beauty.
Many such incidents have taken place where good looking women tend to actually have a bad character and are not in accord with virtue. This clearly reinstates the fact that beauty cannot be judged only by the outer appearance but rather also requires the persons inner beauty to be considered as well.
I would like to conclude with a question. Beauty lies in the beholder but are we really exercising this efficacy wisely?