Beauty Matters: What is beautiful to you?

I am working on researching the idea of beauty and its relevance on our well-being and overall flourishing. The questionnaire here is a request for your help to understand what is beautiful and how it matters to each of us as individuals. Please answer each question as it personally pertains to you and take your time. Thank you for participating and please be sure to include your email address if you would like to involved in future surveys to further our beauty matters work.

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* 1. What is your first name? (optional)

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* 2. What is your last name? (optional)

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* 3. What is your gender?

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* 4. What is your age?

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* 5. In what city do you live?

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* 7. What is your approximate average household income?

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* 8. Please describe your race/ethnicity. (Please enter N/A if you prefer not to answer)

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* 9. Please list what you find beautiful. (The list can be as long as it needs to be to capture what is beautiful to you. After the first few items you record, you may feel you are done, however, give yourself a few more minutes to ponder and see what else comes to mind.)

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* 10. Please list the different ways in how you feel when you encounter beauty.
(List all the feelings that you can think of that you have experienced. Below are some examples to get you started but please include your own words and feelings:
"I feel connected."
"I feel energized."
"I forget my pain."
"I forget all my fears."
"I understand so many things."
"I glimpse happiness."
"I feel relieved and fulfilled."
" I am grateful to be alive.")

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* 11. Do you ever resist experiencing beauty?

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* 12. How would you define beauty?

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* 13. How important is experiencing beauty in your life?

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* 14. Would you like to be contacted for the next phase of the beauty research project?

Thank you! Your time and answers are very much appreciated. Please feel free to forward this questionnaire. Contact ritagpatel@gmail.com with any questions.

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