Life is best lived free from the obligation to be what the world thinks you should be.
I’ve always admired poet and playwright Oscar Wilde. He writes with a confidence that’s contagious. His witty, irreverent style reminds me that life is best lived free from the obligation to be what the world thinks you should be.
Did you know that Wilde once served as the editor of a women’s magazine? It was called The Woman’s World, and Wilde significantly improved its success by implementing changes so that the publication would “deal not merely with what women wear, but with what they think and what they feel.”
I think that Bella Grace readers, had we been around in 1886, would have appreciated that.
Beneath Wilde’s humor is a deep connection to both truth and beauty. Perhaps that’s what bored Wilde about a magazine focused solely on fashion. There’s so much truth and beauty to be found in the thoughts and feelings beneath the clothes.
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