“If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
― Roald Dahl, The Twits
Also, I am definitely inspired by the song by Korean singer Fat Cat which bears the title and subject of my post here-Is being pretty everything?
Yes and No.
Some may be thinking,”Oh, something must have happened to her and thus this post” while others would think,”she’s just making a point, what’s the big deal?” Well, for the former reason, I’d like to applaud on a case of typical human superficiality, which marks the reason for my Yes line of argument. People are attracted to pretty things, who doesn’t? Look at Barbie, which Barbie would you choose? Barbie with makeup or without?
No offense, Barbie. You look equally pretty BUT I WOULD PREFER YOU WITH MAKEUP.
Moving to my next line of argument, not many would say No, I’m sure, but I do have a friend who have incessantly repeated this that he does not care about pretty appearances, what matters is the heart. I would agree too. Perception wise, it differs between men and women. In an article I read ages ago, studies were conducted on a person’s appearances, and what differs in their first and final choice. Men would want their woman to have a voluptuous figure, preferably S, an angel-like or sexy face. Women, otherwise, a guy who looks trendy, clean and smart would suffice. However, there is a stark contrast between first choices and what they chose eventually. Men wanted Beyoncé but chose carrot-top in the end. Women’s choices are slightly nearer to what they have chosen initially.
What would this mean then?
In Allan Pease and Barbara Pease’s “Why men want sex and women want love”, when a man tells you that you look gorgeous tonight, it means that “I want to have sex with you”, however, this is not conclusive. It does prove that, men and women think differently. My,my, that made me think, Liz sure looked past Hellboy‘s horns, and she is one perfect example of not caring about appearances since her isolation was broken by Hellboy, who came into the room with a lollipop as a way to break the ice. The large red demon eventually became her closest friend and older brother figure for most of her life.