Artificial Beauty or Organic


They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I find that people fall into groups when preferences of how they perceive people or their surroundings are concerned.

It has been shown throughout history that people follow trends to define what they find beautiful or attractive, which is a shame because as a species, we should find what appeals to us through experience and plenty of thought.

For example, I am not a huge fan of fashion, but I try to look my best, but on the other hand, I find landscapes especially captivating when randomly looking at any given place. When I am at the mall, I look at the structure of the building and how the light from the skylight bounces off the shop windows, and how the tiles are perfectly spaced instead of just the random pair of jeans in a sea of denim.

I can, however, appreciate people dressing up and when they look nice, but that’s just me keeping an open mind. I don’t actively look at people and their outfits. I know there are people in this world who think like me or think the opposite of me and people who just have their own “custom” opinion on what they find beautiful.

That’s why people fall into groups instead of following the trend of the newest TikTok craze that sweeps the internet. I know for a fact that there is a group that follows the trends, but I don’t count that group because it’s not original.

I have no clue what those groups are, but that is up to the audience’s interpretation.

Originality is a huge thing for me, I am not a fan of people copying off of each other. That’s why I’m not a big fan of fashion because it is often just people copying off each other. You see it all the time, people admitting they saw a cute or rugged outfit they saw on the internet and wearing that, and that’s not a bad thing, but when everybody is doing it, it makes me mad. With landscape, it is unique every time that is why I like it so much.

Troy Paoli shares my view that fashion is more repetitive than landscapes. From sunsets and flowers to life itself, what people find beautiful varies from person to person.

“Landscapes can be different in all shapes and sizes,” Paoli said.

One of my favorite pictures I have ever taken was from the window of a plane on my way back from St. Louis, Illinois. When I first took it, my eyes teared up because it was a combination of all the things I find beautiful in one picture, and I was stunned.

Since then, I have not taken a picture that made me feel the same emotion the same way.