The Delusion of Beauty
It is amazing how complete the delusion is that beauty is goodness. We seem persuaded that if we could but make ourselves or others physically attractive, all would be well. This is particularly evident in our society’s current emphasis on appearance.
The Goodness of Beauty
It is amazing how complete the delusion is that beauty is goodness. The lioness, for example, is beautiful, but she will not hesitate to kill you if you cross her path. We may be captivated by a beautiful face, but that face may belong to a heartless person. outer appearance.
The Truth of Beauty
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. We all know that there are beautiful women who are thoroughly rotten at heart, and yet somehow we refuse to believe in mental ugliness any more than we believe in physical ugliness. We shut our eyes to it, just as we shut our eyes to the fact that physical beauty is often merely a cosmetic coating for hideous decay.
The Beauty of Truth
Beauty is not goodness. Goodness has nothing to do with beauty. Beauty is, however, something that we often associate with goodness. We see a beautiful person and we think that they must be good. The two concepts are independent of each other.
The Goodness of Truth
Many people believe that beauty and goodness are one and the same, but they are not. Beauty is skin deep, while goodness goes to the very core of a person. Goodness is not something that can be seen with the naked eye; it is something that must be experienced. It is a feeling that comes from knowing that you are doing what is right, even when it is not easy.
Truth is often seen as ugly, because it can be harsh and inconvenient. But without truth, we would be living in a world of lies. And though the truth may not always be beautiful, it is always good.
The Truth of Goodness
How can something be beautiful but not good? It is a riddle that has perplexed philosophers for centuries and still remains unresolved. How can something be beautiful but not good?
The answer, it seems, lies in the eye of the beholder. Beauty, it has been said, is in the eye of the beholder. And so it seems that what one person finds beautiful, another may not. What one person finds good, another may find bad. It all depends on our individual perspectives.