2005— International Winner
Katie Lovelock, Frankston, Australia
TRUTH OR BEAUTY
I believe beauty is more important in life than truth.
I believe beauty to be outer beauty and inner beauty. Inner beauty
is found in a kind, good person, someone who is thoughtful and
loving, and someone who tells the truth when possible. Outer beauty
is something attractive to look at or listen to. It could be people,
gardens, views, animals, nature, clothes, music, voices and singing.
I believe truth to be what is exactly right, which could be in
written or spoken word, and honesty, which is to always tell the
The truth is important but sometimes not, as people can tell white
lies to try to not be hurtful to others.
I believe beauty is more important because if we didn't have beauty
of any kind, everything would not just be ugly on the outside,
but horrible and mean in the inside. Without beauty people wouldn't
be thoughtful enough to tell the truth at all.
Beauty is more important because it involves more aspects of life,
with inner and outer beauty, whereas the truth is only what is
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