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Creating Beauty

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Also: Aesthetics

Beauty gives us a sense of delight and wonder, so creating beauty brings delight and wonder into the world. Though we are all different in terms of what we experience as beautiful and how we respond, those who seek to create beauty find others who appreciate their efforts. Virtues may be thought of as kinds of inner beauty, and cultivating these is one form of creating beauty.

Beauty can soothe pain, comfort sorrow, distract from illness, or inspire hope and virtue in those who experience it. In these ways, it is tremendously powerful, and those who create beauty exercise this power.