Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: “Beautiful People Do not just Happen”

Via nocturnality.

We – in our times and societies – are (almost desperately) convinced that beauty is the absence of struggle, the absence of sorrow, the absence of ageing, absence of deficiencies and defects, absence of scruples, of morale and ethics.

But life, character, individuality (and even faces) are hand-carved by the above.

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D. (July 8, 1926 – August 24, 2004) was a Swiss-born psychiatrist, a pioneer in Near-death studies and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying (1969), where she first discussed what is now known as the Kübler-Ross model.

She is a 2007 inductee into the National Women's Hall of Fame. She was the recipient of twenty honorary degrees … In 1970, she delivered The Ingersoll Lectures on Human Immortality at Harvard University, on the theme, On Death and Dying.)