“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”
Beauty is something that is referenced so much to, yet is still so vague. Society sees beauty in cherry blossoms, elegant swans, waterfalls, and the perfectly chiseled jawline. We see beauty in the things that simply appear beautiful, things that are easy on our eyes. And There’s nothing wrong with seeing the exterior beauty of something. But it doesn’t last. We must know that.
From the quote above, Franz Kafka recognizes what it means to stay youthful, or to live with the utmost innocence and curiosity. Once we weave past the exterior beauty, finding inner beauty in all things keeps us alive. It may not be easy, but it does spur innovation and change in the way we look at the world. So being able to see beauty in everything, no matter how difficult, is enlightening. In addition, finding beauty in more things just inspires you to smile more! All beautiful things are engaging for a reason, and you’ll end the day smiling more if you find beauty in more things.