“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
This proverb was first written by author Margaret Wolfe Hungerford in 1878.
Unfortunately, as time passed and pop culture became more and more inundated with stereotypical definitions of what beauty is, Hungerford’s expression, sadly, has been put out to pasture.
Perhaps it’s time now to not only seriously give this proverb more latitude but also add to it.
Specifically, in the age of mental health awareness, it needs to be said that beauty is first born from within and then manifests itself in a more tangible manner on the outside.