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Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

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Discuss or debate the questions below. Remember to support your answers!

  • Have you ever heard the maxim, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder?" What might it mean? Do you agree or disagree?
  • Do you think beautiful people have better lives? Why/not?
  • Is there a nationality that gives birth to the most attractive people? If yes, which one?
  • Do beautiful people intimidate you? Let's say you went to a party filled with models, would you feel uncomfortable? Why/not?
  • Do you think that models portray an unrealistic image of beauty? Why/not?

  • Which is more important, how someone looks or how someone acts? Why do you think so? Are there any cases where one is clearly more important than the other?
  • Let's build on the last question. Which draws you to a person when you meet them for the first time, looks or personality? Why?
  • What do you look for in a boyfriend or girlfriend? Why?
  • Studies suggest that beautiful people get better salaries and more frequent promotions than the average person. Why does this happen?
  • Some people say that the loneliest people are often beautiful people. What might this mean? Do you agree or disagree?
  • What are some disadvantages that the beautiful people of the world encounter on a regular basis? Why do you think so?
  • Why do people spend such a large amount of their discretionary income on products that promise beauty? Is it merely vanity?
  • If you could change one aspect of your appearance, which feature would you change? Why would you change it?

  • Is the quest for eternal beauty a pathological problem which affects everyone?
  • Would you ever consider going under the knife to make yourself more attractive?
  • Plastic surgery is often expensive and painful. If you could take a pill that offered similar results to a facelift or a nose job, would you take it? Why/not?

  • Assume an accident has left you horribly disfigured. How would it affect your life? Might you choose to have plastic surgery? Please explain.
  • What do you think of people who opt for plastic surgery? Why do you think that?
  • What if you were voted the most beautiful person in the world? How would your life be different? Would your life be better or worse?
  • Who are some attractive celebrities? What makes them attractive?

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