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April 17, 2015

Randomly and Stupidly

In the book And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, it is written “Beauty is an enormous, unmerited gift given randomly, stupidly.” How true this seems to be. There is no denying that beauty opens many doors for those who often don’t deserve it. Studies have shown that good looking people get paid more for the same job often times, they have better chances at advancement, and perhaps the world is a little kinder to them…they are a little ‘luckier’; the breaks fall their way. We like to pretend that this isn’t the case… that we as human beings are not judgmental when it comes to such things, but if we are honest, we know this is so. The world is not ‘fair’, all men are not created equal and this can be seen every day in the streets and in the bars. The Dao is not judgmental, but we are not the Dao