All of our opinions and attitudes are based on where we are standing in the world and our past experiences. Cultural differences often dictate how we view things and how we feel about ourselves.
When I lived in Japan, many people loved Audrey Hepburn, I’ve heard it’s because she had a long neck. Traditionally, a woman’s neck was the only thing showing because women wore long Kimonos.
I grew up in Queens, New York, I was a minority in the sense that I did not belong to any large ethnic group. In New York, it’s not enough to be black, white or something in between. You’ve got to speak the lingo, dance the dance and fit in the box.
Being mixed (French & Brazilian) was both a luxury and liability because I had no one group where I belonged. When I was first born, we lived in Astoria, which was culturally diverse, different types of immigrant Europeans, some different types Hispanics, and some blacks from different nationalities (Hatian, African countries, some African American). The entire time I grew up I never met any other French or Brazilian decent people in my school travels or neighborhood… my parents did have friends with some kids but I saw them maybe 3 times a year.
I remember thinking that ma from little house was beautifulI always felt out of the loop and not totally with any one group and never beautiful.
My mother always points out women that have long necks… I’m like, what, that makes someone beautiful. I may think they are elegant, but not always beautiful. The people I find most attractive are not necessarily great beauties but they usually have rounder faces and I tend not to look at any one feature as an indicator, beautiful or not. What about you? This is just a bunch of my thoughts about beauty in random order.