2005 - 6th Grade 4th Place:
Audrey Reynolds, Kansas
Truth or Beauty?
What is more important in my life, truth or beauty?
I think beauty is more important in my
life, because I find truth within beauty. When I think of beauty,
I think of all kinds of beauty. Not only is there outer beauty,
but there is inner beauty, overall beauty. Outer beauty in my
opinion is what people see just by looking at you. Inner beauty
on the other hand is something that people see over time. Overall
beauty is something that only you can feel. It is a combination
of many things such as inner and outer beauty, happiness, truthfulness,
honesty, and all of the things that make you a good person.
Not only is beauty something that is found within a person, but
in everyday things. I find beauty in lots of things such as nature,
colorful things, animals, and music. I find the most beauty in
nature. I find beauty in most music. I also think colorful things
are beautiful. Animals are also beautiful because they can't criticize
other people or animals. They are kind and understanding. They
will be your friend no matter what kind of day you have had.
It's not that I don't think that truth is important. I just think
that truth is included in beauty. Truth is one of the many things
included in beauty. That is because when you tell the truth you
feel beautiful. You are being honest not only to yourself, but
to other people. When you are doing good things to or for people,
you are making their lives a little bit better, which is a beautiful
thing. Sometimes when you don't tell the truth, there can be consequences.
Sometimes the consequences won't affect you, but they hurt someone
or something else. It is still important to tell the truth.
Truth is something that is not always easy to tell. Sometimes
lies may seem easier to tell at first, but after a while you will
see that it is always better to tell the truth. Sometimes if you
tell likes about yourself, you won't remember them after a while
and you'll have to make up more lies, which makes the whole situation
even worse than it was. People will like you better if they know
the real you and not the lies that you told about yourself. Overall,
I think that both truth and beauty are important, but beauty is
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