2005— International Winner
Eda Sezginer, Istanbul, Turkey
TRUTH OR BEAUTY
Both truth and beauty are very important concepts for humans and
life. Some people think that truth is more important than beauty.
On the other hand, there are some people who consider that beauty
is essential and important. So we can understand that Truth or
Beauty changes from person to person. In my opinion, reality and
goodness in humans' personality is more necessary than beauty,
so I think truth is very important.
Generally, beauty is related to appearance. People have prejudices
about each other, because they try to judge people by their appearances.
In fact, what people look like is not very important because you
can't decide on anything about a person by his/her looks. Maybe
you can guess, but that might be wrong. Beauty can mislead your
thoughts and ideas.
Truth is about realism; it's about behavior. Truth is inside people.
So the beauty inside is more important and useful than the beauty
as an appearance. Goodness and grace in personality is always
better than the other things if people believe in truth. They
can get better results in their relationships and they can get
the advantages of it.
For example, think that you meet a new person and you try to make
a good relationship with that person. Maybe it is for a business
or you're just trying to be friends with someone. If you make
up an idea by looking at this person, you can think of wrong things.
But if you try to know this person and when you start to understand
everything about him/her, you might think of different things.
Beauty can affect you negatively; also, it can deceive you very
Finally, people gain many things if they believe and give priority
to truth. We mustn't forget that beauty is everything. We should
know the importance of truth in our lives, and also its positive
effects. It is important in our relationships, thought, and many
other things. We must learn not to judge people by their appearance,
because truth is always more beneficial and important than deceptive
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