What’s So Good about Looking Great?--The Lies and Truth about Beauty
By David Y. Wu
Fast Lane, Dead Stop.
Some surprising news was in the local papers of one Canadian city. A woman known for her physical beauty and her glamorous life in the fast lane was found dead at age 40. Many had heard of her “caviar and cocktail parties,” Caribbean cruises, and big business contracts. She had also gone through several highly publicized relationships with wealthy men, and finally succumbed to a drug overdose.
Some people reading this may wonder, “What is it like to live that way? What if she had avoided the drugs and the bad relationships? This was doubtless the tragic storybook ending for “one beautiful woman.”
However, what really caught my attention were the quotes from the woman’s mother—she said her daughter had been “a dove among vultures” and that the men around her had taken advantage of her “beauty and innocence.”