Enduring Qualities.

 

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Outer beauty attracts, but inner beauty captivates.”
Kate Angell

Our superficial western culture honours the young and thin. It holds up the tall and full-lipped and the curvy as the epitome of sexy. But that is a woefully shallow brand of attractiveness. That is a standard that is only skin deep, lacking substance and depth; it misses the point of true and enduring appeal.

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After all, youth eventually fades to gray, bones compress, our thin parts plump and our plump parts thin, lips wrinkle and skin sags.

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On the other hand, intelligence deepens, wisdom grows, experience informs, character lifts, hearts are softened and intellectual backbones stiffen with time and experience.

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Attractiveness can therefore no longer be held hostage to a superficial culture addicted to taut skin on bony frames with sculpted faces It is time to take back the very notion of attractiveness and recast it in the mirror of more informed and enduring qualities.

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It is time, in a word, to establish happiness and self acceptance as the new standard of beauty.

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People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


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