What is Ugly?

On this beauty page, we always seems to write about topics to help make us look and feel more beautiful. But today I woke up and thought: what is ugly?
According to the definition of ugly in a dictionary, it’s something “very unattractive or unpleasant to look at; offensive to the sense of beauty, displeasing in appearance.”
So if that’s true, then ugliness is an opinion.
You might see two men kissing and think it’s awful. A gay man can look at two men kissing and think it’s arousing.
To you, a fish might seem ugly. But to the Ichthyologist, someone who studies fish and sea creatures, they are some of the most beautiful, interesting things s/he has ever seen.
One man might find a girl ugly… another might think she is the most beautiful person he has ever seen.
And the list goes on.

So if you think about it, there’s no such thing as ‘Universally Ugly’. You can never find something to be of ‘Universal Ugliness’. It’s always a matter of opinion, not a fact.
So this is just a shout-out to every person out there who feels ‘ugly’. You’re not! You are a different kind of beautiful and someone will see that.

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