In English course, you could read classics such as “The Prince” by Machiavelli or even Plato’s “Republic,” but that which you should really be studying is “The Philosophy of Beards” written by Thomas Gowing in 1854.
Beards are not only a hipster trend. No, however. They move way back in fame. As far back as the 19th-century.
As somebody with Bartwuchs beschleunigen or accelerated beard growth, I want to discuss this jewel of a treatise discovered from the Public Domain Overview. Damn, how come this is not compulsory reading?
It’s Gowing’s fervent belief the citrus are much better looking, better and better than the shaven. To call him a massive lover of the suburbs of their eyebrow are an understatement. “It’s hopeless” he writes “to see a run of citrus portraits… without believing they have dignity, gravity, liberty, vigour, and completeness.” By comparison, the clean-cut appearance constantly leaves him “a feeling of artificial traditional bareness.” Gowing’s apology to its blossom makes regular appeals to character, a number of them amusingly far-fetched: “Nature leaves nothing but what’s beautiful discovered, along with the manly chin is rarely sightly, since it was developed to be coated, although the chins of girls are usually beautiful.” Occasionally his debate transforms from a defense for the blossom into a swipe in the eyebrow: “There’s scarcely really a more obviously disgusting thing in relation to a beardless old guy (compared with the Turks into some ‘plucked pigeon’)”.
Gowing went far deeper in the cost of this beardless. He explained, “the lack of Beard is typically an indication of moral and physical weakness.” Do not you love the way he yells the term ‘Beard?’
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Gowing also wrote there are hundreds and hundreds of years of evidence that beards result in heroism and honor. The beardless? They are cowards and deceptive.
Oh, and you also understand that entire thing about beards being unclean? Hogwash, based on Gowing. In any case, taking good care of your blossom is pretty much exactly the best thing.
“The procedure for cleaning and brushing the Beard, rather than being dull, cloudy, and frequently debilitating, such as shaving, and confers a positively beautiful feeling, very similar to what you may envision a cat to encounter [when stroked].”
Obviously, Gowing understood what we know to be true — girls dig beards. Anybody who says differently is telling “a filthy libel.”
“Ladies, by their own nature, such as what masculine, and cannot fail to be charmed by means of a nice stream of bending comeliness.”
OK, of course, that is a bit about the misogynistic facet (women, you are absolutely totally free to dig anything you desire!). But one thing is for certain, beards have already been and will always be cool.