Why do we have Beauty Guides for the over 60s? (Other ages are available.) Why not Compassion Guides, or Kindness Guides? How did we as a society come to prioritise beauty over thoughtfulness or compassion, or kindness? I actually did a google search and no, as expected, there is no guidance on these things.
Many years ago I employed a beautiful young woman who personified kindness and was thoughtful, caring and compassionate. She was not 'beautiful' in the accepted sense of having classically pretty features and this was hurtful to her because she felt judged on something she had no control over. She had a life limiting illness and one time, when she was very ill, we discussed beauty. I told her that she was beautiful on the inside and that's what counts and she told me that I was naive, that in her experience people are shallow and judge people on their looks.
Was she right?
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