The Arbitrariness of BeautyIsn't Beauty like language? We choose what it is and how it is defined.
It's that simple, but then it isn't. Because while it is We who create the worth and meaning of both, a single individual can't change it on their own. It has to be the We that shapes the meaning of beauty and how it changes. But this We, that takes it upon itself to decide what we should like and say, while having an unbelievable amount of control over us, can barely control it's own actions as they take form.
An individual will always be an individual person with their own thoughts, beliefs and values. But these individuals will forever be influenced by the We. And what blows my mind is that that same We is formed by nothing more than us: individuals. But once the We is created it becomes a separate entity that can't be manipulated with precision unless you are able to control what people see, hear, read and talk about.
Beauty is important in many aspects of life and that can really suck. We judge by what we see no matter how many times we are told that we shouldn't. But I guess it can't be helped and the only thing we can do is realize what is happening and try to continue to promote the values we wish the We would take into consideration more often. Because the more of us as individuals that are able to do that, then maybe it will leak into the We's consciousness sooner rather than later.
Did any of that make sense to you guys?
Do you agree? Or am I totally crazy? Let me know what you think.