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The Colorful World

The property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or emits light is seen differently by different people.

Among ten million colors in the world, every person is attracted by one and looks down upon another. Every color symbolizes something; the color white-innocence, orange represents warmth, red illustrates temper and fury and the list is endless. Mixing two or more colors together lead to the creation of a new shade.

From the moment we open our eyes and take a step into reality, our minds store colors at the back of the brain. There is a color on every particular mass. Even transparency depicts a color, but it is not yet identified by humans; hence, is termed to be “Colorless”. The variety of colors that the world identifies has different meanings for different minds. Human beings are divided not only by religions but also by colors. Even in the 21st century, people tend to categorize themselves on the basis of their complexion: white, brown and black. It is ironical that the fair-complexioned want a darker shade while the others use all sorts of chemicals to look white. It is about time that people start accepting the world as it really is.

Colors have different meanings for different religions. During the auspicious occasions of marriages, a Hindu bride is dressed in red, a Muslim bride in beige, a Christian bride in white and a Sikh bride in pink. Whilst, mourning, Hindus, and Sikhs wear white and Muslims and Christians wear black. The photoreceptor in every eye identifies colors differently as well.
The joy that a color can provide us is eternal and everlasting. It is the beauty that makes a person happy and varies from individual to individual. This is because colors are what makes the world beautiful. It is up to each person whether he wishes to despise it or identify and cherish its beauty forever.

by Ivana Dutta

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