The Secret to Looking Beautiful

Posted on April 4, 2011

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DOUGLAS MCMANAMAN

The purpose of human life is not “feeling good”, but being good, and as a leading philosopher recently wrote, “the beautiful is the way the good manifests itself to the rational creature.” A person of good moral character will be experienced by others as a beautiful person, as a very attractive person. We become beautiful by choosing the good (kalon).

I couldn't begin to count how many times students have lied to me over the years, and the lying is usually motivated by the desire to save an average that is threatened, for example, by an overdue assignment that is about to be handed in. You are all familiar with this sort of thing, and so it comes as no surprise. And neither am I particularly surprised or shocked at such things. It goes with the territory. But for the first time in my

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