Why we appreciate beauty

Living a life that is aesthetically pleasing to your brain is healthy.


If you're able to spare your mental resources to appreciate beauty, that must mean that you are safe. That must mean that you're not just trying to survive. Seeing, smelling, hearing, tasting nice things it's gonna make us feel better. But also, we're only going to be doing that if we have the luxury of being able to do that. And it can be such small things. But also what it signals to your brain is I'm safe because I have time to read a novel or I have time to crank the music up and dance around my living room.

Dr. Tara Swart on Diary of a CEO

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