2014 – 6th Grade National 3rd Place Winner

Sophia Nimsger, Minnesota.

Truth or Beauty: Which has a greater impact on society?

Beauty and truth are both quite different from each other. Beauty is very visible and superficial. But beauty does not help you get a good education or help create alliances with other countries. Trust is the reliance of someone telling the truth and it’s also what helps in global or even small-scale alliances whether it is with a group of friends or a group of countries. Therefore, truth has a greater impact on society. “Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.” – W. Clement Stone an author, businessman and insurance owner who made millions with his passion and determination to succeed.

One reason truth has a greater impact on society is community, state, or country laws. Laws are based off the rules that are to represent the right thing or the truth. People who follow these rules believe that the rules will keep them safe and keep them out of trouble. That means that the whole countries and how it runs relies on the trust with its citizens.

“In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.” – Albert Einstein. Truth and trust is what alliances are created upon. For example, in a small-scale circumstance, it’s important that friends tell the truth to each other so there can be a strong amount of trust within them. If there was not trust within that group of people bad things will happen to each individual because it will start a domino sort of effect on each person’s interactions with each other. The same problems will also occur in large-scale circumstance with country representatives also. With the global alliances, the prices each country will have to pay if there is a lack of trust in the group, is a lot more costly than the small-scale groups.

Some people may think that beauty is more important but they think that because of how visible it can be. Beauty does not have powerful enough ways that it could impact society and truth is a large and important part in the world. Alliances within countries are one of the most important parts of the world because it will help with trading goods and security that you know your country has help if needed.

Truth has a greater impact on society unlike how many people think. Just because beauty is visible for everyone to see doesn’t mean that it has a large impact on society like many think. In order to find truth you need to work to see it because it’s not always easy to see. But when you find it, it will pay off in the future. This means that truth has a greater impact on society than beauty.



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