What is beauty? Is it looking a certain way? Is it appearing flawless? Or is beauty something more subtle, something that almost can’t be defined — such as a fleeting moment or a person not recognizing that they are appealing in an unconventional way?
When this question is asked to different people from all over the world, unsurprisingly, dozens of different answers are received. What is intriguing, though, is that most of the answers tend to overlap.
In an intriguing social experiment conducted by Cut, producer Blaine traveled around the world and asked people to define beauty. Some of the answers Blaine received after asking, “When I say beauty, what’s the first word that comes to mind?” follow:
A man from New Delhi responded, “If you ask me, like, what’s a sexy thing about a person, it’s his or her intelligence.”
One woman from Paris immediately answered that beauty is elegance. “To me, it’s when you don’t know you are beautiful. You feel good about yourself, and you can act natural,” she said.
Another man from Rome offered an iconic answer when he said, “When one says beauty, the first thing that comes my mind is women. Everything is centered around women.”
And, a woman from Shanghai emphasized natural beauty, saying that too many people get plastic surgery which makes them look “fake.” She prefers a natural aesthetic — and men with big muscles.
Countless individuals were asked to define beauty, and Blaine received dozens of unique responses. The video brings to light the fact that most people don’t think one needs to appear “flawless” in order to be perceived as beautiful. More often than not, what makes one attractive — inside and out — is their attitude, their willingness to express their truth and what they are passionate about, and their capacity to be a good person.
Like one woman from Berlin said, “It can be outer beauty, inner beauty, or a moment. For everyone it’s subjective and you have to decide for yourself.”
Watch the video below:
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