Everybody has its own nature, likes and dislikes. It is almost impossible to draw the line that this is “Beauty” and that is ugliness. Because everybody has its own and different perception about beauty. Some people try to find beauty in nature and some in human objects, and there can be some people who can have entirely opposite view about beauty. But generally beauty is perceived as anything which fascinate, attracts the thought, feeling and emotions into itself. Beauty is a phenomenon which captures the attention of anyone but perception about beauty varies person to person and region to region. It is often claimed that “Beauty lies in the eyes of person who is looking”.
It is best way to judge beauty because everybody has its own choice and fascination. Oxford Dictionary has described beauty as “a combination of qualities, such as shape, color etc that pleases the aesthetic sense, especially, and the sight”. This definition should be taken as an individual’s perception.
Whatever we have discussed above true about standard of beauty in Pakistan. People try to find beauty according to their own taste. Everybody has its standard of beauty. So whenever someone will define that “Beauty is this” it will be an individual’s view. It cannot carry the approval of collective view.
Date: 20 September 2002