"Beauty is vanishing from our world because we live as though it did not matter."
– Sir Roger Scruton
"Still life with rotting fruit and nuts on a stone ledge", oil on panel by Dutch Master Abraham Mignon, designed to recall the brevity of life and the urgent need to focus on lasting matters rather than fleeting earthly pleasures.

These ideas change
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Why Does Beauty Matter?

“Through the pursuit of beauty,” wrote Roger Scruton, “we shape the world as a home.” Beauty, whether it is enduring art or conservation of the natural world, brings meaning to our lives. We believe in being good stewards of the natural world as well as appreciating human creativity in the arts.

Common Sense Society is committed to celebrating excellent art, literature, music, architecture, and the natural world through educational initiatives, live events, and more.

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