The blessing and the curse of aesthetics

carlito santo's picture



Average: 4.7 (6 votes)

Beauty in people unrelated to you is elating.

Beauty in peers is a torment.

And everybody you are connected with is a peer.

In saying connection and relation we, of course, mean mental.

What makes aesthetics so powerful? Why are we so taken a back by beauty?



joy's picture

beauty a torment?

I didn't quite understand this: how can beauty be a torment?

joy | Fri, 12/25/2009 - 00:11
erez's picture

peers

jealousy, competition, frustration, comparison...

erez | Sat, 12/26/2009 - 00:30