2005 - 6th Grade 5th Place:
Joey Mathias, Pennsylvania
No Truth, No Beauty
What is more important, truth or beauty?
Could we live in a world without truth? Without beauty? We need
a world with both truth and beauty.
Everyone lies. Even nature lies to us. The kind snake has almost
the exact same pattern as an extremely venomous snake. The king
snake lies to save itself. We lie to relieve stress, or even avoid
it. If the truth is more important would you not lie? Everyone
I know lies. In the battle of Troy, the Greeks lied to the Trojans
in order to win. How can truth be more important?
Beauty is an idea, it is not matter. Yet even blind people can
see beauty. Beauty is something to hear, as well as see. What
would inspire artists without beauty? Nothing. Nothing would exist.
Everything is beautiful to someone. Beauty is a point of view.
Everything is beautiful to some. A painting may be beautiful to
someone, but without beauty the painting can't exist. If someone
thinks that another person is beautiful, then that person could
not exist. For the world to exist there must be beauty.
Without truth the world would go into chaos. Nobody would believe
each other and wars would break out. Peace treaties would be ignored
and bombs would be going off everywhere. If someone does not believe
you when you say something nice then it is like saying something
mean in the first place; but if you said something mean ten the
person would believe you. How can beauty be more important?
Beauty is an opinion. Truth is fact. Beauty is different with
every person. Beauty varies, truth doesn't. Lies vary. A lie is
an opinion. Neither truth nor beauty is more important.
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