Thursday, November 6, 2014

'beauty" supplanting beauty

In China, cosmetics now outstrips groceries as the biggest selling item in its department stores, according to a report from Fung Business Intelligence Center.
Made me think of the corollary in personal life where cosmetic acquisitions like clothes and spouses and income and power can grow so overwhelming -- so overwhelmingly convincing -- that nourishment is somehow placed on the back burner and people wonder why their lives feel so unsteady and vapid... "beauty" supplanting beauty.

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