Welcome to PhilosFX, the blog that asks, "If your life were a movie, would anyone watch?" We'll combine philosophy and special effects to explore a wide range of subjects. Some call it, "Technicolor Omphaloskepsis." I call it Life: examined, shared, and truly lived.
I think appearances do matter, and to pretend otherwise is to deny human nature. The problem Kate Makkai so poignantly points to is that we place too much weight on appearances. My daughters are beautiful, but they must never be, as Kate so powerfully said, "merely" pretty.