The Peculiar Beauty of Unhappy Looking People

We are often taught that the best way to prove attractive is to smile. The idea feels logical and for the most part highly appropriate, but it shouldn’t sideline the particular appeal of visible sadness and melancholy. An essay on the charm and depth of sad faces. For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: https://goo.gl/dm1wNB
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“We are often taught that the best way to prove attractive is to smile.
The idea feels logical and for the most part highly appropriate, but it shouldn’t blind us to the occasional claims of a contrary minority approach, this one founded on an awareness that friendship between people is ultimately based not on boosterish accounts of recent triumphs, but on the possibility of shared grief, sadness and melancholy…”

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