How Beautiful Are We

Essay by shivaniraniCollege, UndergraduateB+, October 2007

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Beautiful is the object in which beauty resides and it provides us with eternal joy, peace and comfort. Man leads his life in the pursuit of beauty that can provide him with happiness. Indeed, by having beautiful things man wishes to be beautiful. He hankers from pillar to post to find beauty. Occasionally, he is misguided by transitory and fake illusions of beauty. He considers collecting materialistic possessions as the harbinger of beauty and ultimate happiness. He deteriorates smiles on many a faces, snatches crumb from many a mouths to acquire that wealth. When he becomes wealthy he forgets why did he start collecting wealth; does the wealth accumulation have landed him an inch closer to his ultimate goal? He keeps amassing wealth for wealth without asking himself the guiding principle for it. So, money acts as an illusion for this kind of man leading unsatisfied life with no pleasure and beauty.

Another man is illumined by the physical beauty of men and women. He starts hating dark people. He dislikes handicapped. He wishes to live all his life besides those pretty maidens as he thinks that they are the source of beauty in this world. As age advances these fair dames are no longer pretty. The scythe of time would reap rosy cheeks and red lips. The criss-cross of aging skin would run from neck to forehead and forehead to neck. The shining eyes would glitter not .So this kind of man is also wasting his powers.

There is yet another category of Homo Sapien whose gentle touch has healed hundreds. He has with him the abode of heavenly happiness in his hut. He lives with a dark lady, hardly has square meals a day, has a handicapped son but when beauty was sought it was found with him...