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The Most Beautiful Things In The World Are The Most Useless; Peacocks And Lilies For Instance.........Agree / disagree...pls substantiate !!

Asked by sumitha, 26 Feb '09 06:29 pm
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Still you have not awarded BA to this question.
Long back I wanted to answer this qn .Now it's the time.
I agree with you 100 % Sumithaji..!!!
The Beauty of anything never helps themselves.
Prince Dianas beauty made Paparazzos to chase resulting her death.
Who cared her wounds, feeling, hurt or desires ?
Her beauty was always useless for her.

The beauty of Jacqueline Kennedy was never useful for her.
The public would never allow her the privacy she desired for herself. ...more
Answered by anantharaman, 09 Mar '09 07:01 pm

 
  
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Peacock are not entirely useless as you say. They eat pests like ticks, termites, ants, locusts, mice, scorpions and other arthropods, and reptiles.

Likewise Lilies too are not entirely useless. In native culture, prairie plants were used for a variety of things including remedies, food, medicine and many more. Although prairie plants are not the main food source in today's culture, their use is becoming more and more significant.

The Lakota name for the wild lily is "mnahca' hca " for very smelly flower. The Dakota pulverized or chewed the flowers and applied them as an antidote for the poisonous bites of the brown spider. They were said to relieve the inflammation and swelling immediately. The Prairie lilies grow from bulb, which can be used as a food source.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 27 Feb '09 05:16 pm

 
  
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Everything is born beautiful but the more it renders itself useful and becomes selfless the less it has beauty to flaunt though the inner beauty increases proprtionately. Take our own moms for example. the more she toils for us without bothering about herself the more withered and weathered she gets. So is it with the flower which perfumes the hand that crushes it. So if external beauty is the criteria it decreases with use while inner beauty increases manifold!!!!!!!
Answered by Lion Heart, 02 Mar '09 02:45 pm

 
  
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The statement was the effect of a troubled life the writer lived I guess :))
Actually such gloomy thoughs have their evolution in a tragic and blasted past.Beauty can't be useless because there are many eyes in the world who appreciate every beautiful creation. There are so many things in life which needs to be squeezed out but it does not mean that they are useless.Actually nothing is useless in this world and their utility just need a specific time. Beautiful things fill us with joy, soothes mind and that's the best thing about the. What can be more useful that the one which makes your mind fresh and aloof from the ugliness? :))

A complete NOOOOO!!
Answered by prashant sharma, 27 Feb '09 11:04 am

 
  
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You can`t generalise like that. Most beautiful things are most useful also. Nowadays beauty and brain do go together.
Answered by kishore malhotra, 03 Mar '09 10:52 pm

 
  
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I dis agree. In this nature there is nothing useful or useless. How peacocks & lillies are useless ? Nature didnt created things only for humans advantages. This is the human who utilizing the natures things for his advantages. For every living thing in this nature is useful to one or other. This is the cycle of eco system. :)
Answered by peekay first, 01 Mar '09 11:22 am

 
  
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I disagree 100%. The world would be a boring place minus the beautiful things. Hearing the beautiful word 'beautiful' fills up our senses and I am not referring to physical beauty alone.
Answered by Mitali Choudhury, 27 Feb '09 06:24 pm

 
  
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Well......i do agree with u slightly...though i dont knw much abt peacocks and lilies....i can say tht u cant keep a crow in a zoo and attract people to watch it....but crow is a really hardworking bird....have u ever watched it build a nest?it does bend even steel wires....and ofcourse all done so beautifully....well wat i want to say is....a beautiful person may not be able to do many beautiful things....but someone not so beautiful can create beauty....compare aishwarya and mother Theresa.....arent diamonds beautiful.....but can u use them?if u r dying of thirst in a desert.....which is more important....a diamond or a sip of water? water isnt it......is water beautiful???
Answered by prashant dcunha, 27 Feb '09 12:12 am

 
  
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Oh sumitha! How could you say this. "One man's meat is another man's poison" So what you may consider useless could be quite useful to another. I adore Lilies and the other day 6 baby peacocks and a couple perhaps their parents were seen near my house but only for a few minutes and I still cherish that view. Happiness consists of so many things including viewing a peacock!
Answered by gem mina, 26 Feb '09 07:26 pm

 
  
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Why should they of any useful to you? You are also of no use to them.When you see things and like only those which are useful to you,then life will loss all values and after sometime became bleak or barren.
Answered by thangiah kannan, 26 Feb '09 07:08 pm

 
  
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