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What Is Beauty? And What's Your Definition of Your Beauty?

Misguided definition of beauty

Our definition of beauty is often formed in three ways:

  • As young children, our opinion of beauty is based on what was said about us from our parents and those around us.
  • In adolescence, we are more acutely aware of our appearance and may lead us to question how we look.
  • Socially constructed ideas of beauty we see in the media, popular culture, society, peers, and social media can create a false ideal of beauty.

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Key Ideas

Confucius

Confucius

"Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it."

Beauty

Popular phrases define beauty as 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' or 'beauty is only skin deep.' But the question is: Should we define beauty by what we see in the media or by popular culture and trends?

We often do not have a clear view of what beauty is. We use different life experiences and memories we have and blend them to form our own definition of our beauty.

Misguided definition of beauty

Our definition of beauty is often formed in three ways:

  • As young children, our opinion of beauty is based on what was said about us from our parents and those around us.
  • In adolescence, we are more acutely aware of our appearance and may lead us to question how we look.
  • Socially constructed ideas of beauty we see in the media, popular culture, society, peers, and social media can create a false ideal of beauty.

Real beauty

Real beauty is acceptance of yourself, including your perceived flaws. It's having character, kindness, strength, and self-confidence.

You are a masterpiece - a work of art. There is only one you made up of your unique genes and life experiences. Beauty is about starting to appreciate yourself as you would any other piece of art.

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To get the right pairing of the right food (or snacks) with the right wine, one has to balance the taste of the wine with the food alongside, keeping in mind the flavor, body, and alcohol. 

Matching The Flavours
  • Salty foods can be had with bold, tannic wines like Barolo or Chianti
  • Acidic food can balance out or cancel the acid in the wine, so one needs to ensure the wine is slightly more acidic than the food.
  • In the case of spicy foods, avoid tannic or oaky red wines, and lean towards a sweeter, rich and off-dry wine.
  • Creamy, buttery or oily foods complement well with equally rich and buttery wine, surprisingly. Deep-fried foods like fried chicken, fish and chips can be had with sharper, cutting wines to counteract the oiliness
  • Umami cuisine (a rage in the UK) is best had with red wine which is not ‘brashly structured’.
Snacks And Wine
  • Sweet desserts dull the flavor of a good dry wine, so it is best to have a slightly different flavor, in the same region, to complement the dessert. 
  • Overly sweet foods need to have the company of ‘Dessert Wines’, which are sweeter than the food!
  • Chocolate is best had with bubbly, grapy wine, as opposed to having a dry wine as a pair.

It is a good idea to mix and match, experiment and find the right combination and see if the ingredients in the dish are grown where the wine comes from, to match the two.