Beauty is skin deep

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 30 January, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 30 January, 2008, 12:00am

In our society, beauty gives us many advantages, such as having a good social life, making friends and getting a job or a promotion.

Good-looking boys and girls give people a good impression, and they get all the advantages.

But looks do not last. Instead of concentrating on our appearance, we should focus on our inner beauty. We should develop our skills, knowledge and talents.

If we make an effort to make our minds beautiful, we'll be much happier.

Leung Chui-shan, Christian Alliance S. C. Chan Memorial College

From the Editor

Thanks for your letter, Chui-shan. Every day we are bombarded with slimming and beauty adverts promoting the perfect body and

perfect looks.

We have to remember that looks, as you've mentioned, don't last. Personality is much more important than looks. You won't go far with just good looks. You have to have inner beauty which shines through. You have to have a big heart for people to love you.

Good-looking boys and petty girls may be popular, but, at the end of the day, if they are not nice or knowledgeable, their popularity will fade. It's personality and intellect that really count. You can only have a beautiful life if you have a beautiful mind.

Helen, Chief Sub-editor