Note: this is a part of a conversation, so parts of it may or may not make sense out of context.
me: All humans are selfish, cruel, and passionate creatures.
Mainly the first two.
dingle.hopper.dinglehopper: i think i'm more passionate and cruel than selfish
i'm passionate about a lot of things
me: Passion is an unfortunate side affect of humanity. As is Selfishness and Crualty.
All things human fall from these, except for the exception, which is the Appreciation of Beauty.
This takes many forms... Appreciation of Physical Beauty being the more sexual aspect of beauty.
Then comes Love...
Which is Beauty in itself.
The Appreciation of Beauty is the exception to the rule of Human Nature.
dingle.hopper.dinglehopper: you sound so sciency
me: This is coming directly from lectures I give myself in my head.
I have a lot.
I only gave a little bit.
I even define Appreciation of Beauty in more precise terms... But I'm boring you.
Should I go on?
Man appreciates three types of beauty, which I shall define in more detail in a moment: Pornographic Beauty, Romantic Beauty, and Aesthetic Beauty.
Pornographic Beauty is the beauty that comes purely from lust. This has no romantic desire in it what-soever. This proceeds ONLY from physical lust. For example, when a man is watching a woman masturbate in order to sexually stimulate himself, this is his apprecitaion of Pornographic Beauty. Or, when a woman passes by a man in a hallway that she finds sexually attractive, but not at all romantically, this, too, is Pornographic Beauty.
In essence, the appreciation of Pornographic Beauty comes from physical desire and has no true emotional impact.
(Am I boring you yet? Just tell me if I am.)
On to Romantic Beauty.
Romantic Beauty can be easily confused with Pornographic Beauty, and Vice-Versa, however they are not the same.
The primary difference between the two is this: If a man is attracted to a woman who is not physically attractive to him, he may find her attractive nonetheless.
This attraction, when found towards even the most hideous of people, can cause one to find someone beautiful.
This is Romantic Beauty.
dingle.hopper.dinglehopper: sooo true <3
is that way jonah thought i was beautiful?
me: No, you are actually physically attractive. To me, you are Aesthetically beautiful, but I'll get into that later.
dingle.hopper.dinglehopper: i aaaaaaam?
me: Romantic Beauty is not always a matter of Physical attraction.
It can also involve the Mental and Emotional attractions.
And often does.
The Romantic Beauty in someone may consist in their mind. Whether they be mentally attractive or not, one may find one's self attracted to it as Romantic Beauty.
This is the same for Emotional attractions.
Romantic Beauty is not always positive, as is Aesthetic Beauty, but nor is it always negative, as is Pornographic Beauty.
Romantic Beauty can be negative in that one may find one's self attracted to one who is physically, mentally, and emotionally deformed to the point where it is harmful. This is Negative Romantic Attraction.
Romantic Beauty may, contrariwise, be positive in that one may find one's self attracted to one who is not Physically, Mentally, or Emotionally attractive, however this person may be a good partner based on traits of good nature.
(This making sense?)
On to the purest of the Beauties.
Aesthetic Beauty is the appreciation of physical beauty without any desire what-soever.
For example, a homosexual male may look upon a female and not feel any lust for them, emotionally or physically, Pornographically or Romantically.
he may find this female to be a beautiful specimen, be it Physically, Mentally, or Emotionally.
Another example is the True Appreciation of the Arts, meaning, when one appreciates art's beauty for its attributes. (Art being any of the arts, music, paintings, literary arts, etc.)
Aesthetic Beauty is the purest of all Beauties because, with the lack of Lust, there is no ill possible.
That's all I have on the Three Beauties.