Fashion and beauty are two topics that people always relate with one another. But what exactly does beauty mean? How is it measured? Who is in charge of defining it? And what makes it so important?
The Stylepolitan Team was highly curious about these questions, especially after so many chose to be critical of Alexa Moreno, a Mexican gymnast who competed this year at the Rio Summer Olympics, by body shaming her on social media because of her physical appearance.
Alexa Citlali Moreno Medina is from Mexicali, Baja California, she is 22 years old, and she is a professional athlete whose specialty is the vault. She is 1.5 m high and weighs 52 kg (99 lbs.). She was part of the Mexican team competing against gymnasts from the all over the world this year. In fact, she has become recognized as one of the 31 best female gymnasts in the world. She has also had the opportunity to compete at the Centro-American and Caribbean Games in 2014, Universidad in 2013, Challenger Cup and Word Cup in 2012, Centro American Games in 2010, and Pacific Rim in 2010.
Obviously, the fact itself of being able to represent Mexico in this Olympic games means a huge success after a long way to get there. But we are still left with the question, what exactly does being “beautiful” mean? In Platonic philosophy, the prototype of beauty attends certain forms of reality in a continuous search of the beauty itself, this mean: what it is considered beautiful for one person in someone else’s eyes might not be at all; beauty is subjective. The real objective should be to find beauty in every single person, object or landscape. We should learn to appreciate everyone for his or her originality, essence, and personality. Most importantly we should value all of the imperfections that make each individual unique.
Now it should be clear that there is no way to measure beauty and hardly anybody can judge beauty according to weight or the color of a person’s skin. Finally, we need to ask ourselves why it is so important to be beautiful? Instead, the real question to consider is how you should recognize your own strengths and weaknesses, and learn how to make your own unique qualities stand out. By doing this you may be able to learn the beauty inside yourself and enjoy what you have in front of the mirror every day because that is what makes beauty so important.
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