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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

4 Dec

Hello Meebsies,

I have been really conflicted lately about an issue that I pass by everyday. Many people know the saying beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  It is what makes us unique individuals. Even if we may not agree with someones’ idea of beauty, we can respect their opinion. If you think about it, in the end everything is beautiful. You are beautiful no matter what someone may say. ^_^

I just never thought that I this concept would conflict with my moral beliefs. If anything, this should help me justify my moral beliefs. I have recently been asked to participate in a volunteer activity involving painting over graffiti on local building. I personally have always seen graffiti as art. I myself can not do the amazing things that graffiti artist are able to do. Not to mention in such little time and with so much pressure. Whenever I drive by graffiti I can’t help but to stuck by awe. On the other hand, many of the graffiti painting are illegally on building and basically breaking the law. The belief that the organizers of this volunteer group have is that, the law is an important factor in maintaining a safe society. Plus ultimately, the building owners have a right to choose what goes on their walls and what does not. I also want to respect the choice of the building owners because in their eyes, graffiti is not beauty.

I just do not know if I have the heart to paint over something like this. I mean all that effort, all those vibrant color of expression covered by a dull sandy beige. What should I do? What would you do?



“Beauty is whatever gives joy.” ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

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