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On Beauty...

Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder. --Aldous Huxley Not much to say today, but I find the above quote interesting. I assume that Huxley is referring to physical beauty, which, as we all know, fades with age. But inner beauty can age like a fine wine, reserved for sipping (as opposed to chugging) or a exquisite piece of chocolate, reserved for savoring in small bites. I have never been classically beautiful--perhaps "cute" might have been a better description and that, of course, no longer applies. After a certain age, "cuteness" simply does not exist. But you know what? It hardly matters. As one ages, outer beauty and cuteness become less important and definitely less relevant. It must be a terrible burden to have once been beautiful and built a life around that beauty and then slowly watch it fade--I wouldn't want to wish that on anyone. My goal now is to find and enhance an inner beauty and build on that, while taking care o

Thought for the Day--May 7, 2011: NOTICE: "Unattractive, Old, and Fat People Need Not Apply..."

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny. --Socrates Most of us have been bestowed with very ordinary physical attributes, but if you are to believe Madison Avenue, everyone ought to look like media Gods and Goddesses, no larger than size 2 (flirting with obesity!), and no older than 25 (beginning of crone-dom!). But for most jobs, physical beauty does not need to be part of the job description; if an employer is looking for someone to dig ditches, prune trees, build web sites, then an employee's looks should not matter at all--only his or her reliability and ability to do the job well. These characteristics are not always apparent during the job interview, which is why many companies have a 90-day probationary period, so the natural corporate impulse is to hire the most attractive applicant. It's all about common sense: if you are looking to hire a model to help sell your clothing line, then looks and size would matter, especially if your target consumers are coat hangers or wannabe c

Memoir Madness: Driven to Involuntary Commitment