Human Parts
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Human Parts

Why I’ve Stopped Telling People They Look Good

There are more meaningful ways to compliment the people you admire

“She’s pretty, but only when you look at her closely.”

The year was 1988, the place was the school changing room, and the person speaking those words was Lisa, an indisputably pretty classmate.

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Nina Jervis

Writer and professional empathiser (not necessarily in that order).