Beauty And Social Media
Beauty is often defined as the aesthetically-pleasing quality of objects which makes such objects pleasurable to see. These objects include sunsets, landscapes, humans, and other artistic works. Beauty, along with aesthetic sense and art, is probably the most important topic of aesthetics, among the various branches of psychology.
Modern aesthetics, as the term suggests, has become a more theoretical and complex discipline than has aesthetic sense in nature. philosophers such as Leo Tolstoy, Michel de Montaigne and Emile Zola envisioned a unified field of philosophy that would unite all the different branches of psychology. However, aesthetics is actually a much more loose term than this. Some philosophers debate over the exact definition of beauty. In modern aesthetics, however, beauty is generally understood to be a distillation of all the aesthetic values we have encounter during our daily lives.
The word ‘beauty’ is taken from the Greek word ‘akolas’ which means ‘attractive’. The history of the concept of beauty can be traced back to the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle who discussed the effects of appearance on the physical and emotional state of an individual. For Aristotle, beauty was primarily subjective, and was not based on any concrete or definitive criterion. Later philosophers such as Leo Tolstoy and Jean Sibelius expanded upon the idea of beauty in order to give it a philosophical foundation.
The term ‘personality disorder’ applies to all the different kinds of maladies or personality deformities that can result from a person’s physical appearance. Most people are unaware of their physical shortcomings, and therefore fail to see beauty in these defects. This may explain why so many people suffer from obesity, hair loss, thinning skin and other physical abnormalities. Although beauty is subjective, it is also social and a major factor in shaping one’s social identity. Beauty therefore plays a key role in shaping the personality of a person and is a key component in the process of development.
Beauty in the form of physical aspects can be seen in almost every aspect of modern life – fashion, cosmetics, photography and art. In the social media world, however, beauty has taken on a new significance. With the proliferation of photo sharing websites such as Facebook, and online social networks like Twitter and MySpace, beauty has become a much more prominent feature in many peoples’ online social lives. It is in this context that the term’social media’ becomes relevant.
Modern aesthetics is deeply influenced by beauty. Many of the most popular designers, actors and actresses in the world either have an excellent body shape, or are perceived as having an attractive face. This is partly a product of mass media and partly a product of modern aesthetics. However, the influence of beauty culture is far reaching and its effects can be seen around the world. Today modern aesthetics has shaped the way we see ourselves and the way we look at the rest of the world around us.