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What is beautiful about life?

From someone who works in an industry of beautiful people

What is beautiful about life?

Sun 25 Jul 2021
From someone who works in an industry of beautiful people
Film and TV, Life stories
beauty, appearance, television
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Bible reference(s): Ecclesiastes 3:1-14

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines beauty as "qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses, or exalts the mind or spirit." When each difficult day simply rolls into the next, how can one find the beauty there?

Is there beauty amidst suffering? Is the beauty on stage and screen simply superficial?

Anna McGahan is an Australian actress and playwright. She knows when beauty is all too superficial, or when genuine enough to 'exalt the mind and senses'. Hear her perspective on what is beautiful as we ask her some Bigger Questions.

This episode was recorded before a live audience in Melbourne's CBD in August 2017.

This episode was originally broadcast and released on 1st October 2017, hence the absence of an episode number.


You can explore the bigger questions raised in this episode through the accompanying Chasing Life reading guide. It contains further questions, stories and reflections to help you think more about the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes.


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