All this talk about beauty...What about the ugly people?

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  • SnarlsSnarls Posts: 2,537Registered Users
    the fact is, there ARE people in this world who everyone of us will think arent pleasing to look at, the same way there are people we would look at all day.

    IMO a lot of it is not universal, but cultural & conditioning.

    I used to think Marilyn Monroe was gorgeous. Now when I see footage of her, I don't see it at all... I even think she's kind of freakish.
    formerly Castella
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,898Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    isn't SJP extremely bowlegged? can she even close her legs?

  • SaKkehSaKkeh Posts: 986Registered Users
    Castella wrote:
    the fact is, there ARE people in this world who everyone of us will think arent pleasing to look at, the same way there are people we would look at all day.

    IMO a lot of it is not universal, but cultural & conditioning.

    I used to think Marilyn Monroe was gorgeous. Now when I see footage of her, I don't see it at all... I even think she's kind of freakish.

    When I said everyone of us, I didnt mean collectively, I meant individually, according to culture, etc. For me, sometimes culture has nothing to do with it, because some of the people who are considered to be "hot" or beautiful by the rest of the world, I dont find remotely pleasing to look at.
  • NutkinNutkin Posts: 352Registered Users
    I have not read through all the posts so forgive me if you've seen this before:

    www.uglypeople.com
  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    j'adore wrote:
    SJP is a good example...many people think she's ugly, and its interesting to note that I've only heard women say that. Every man I"ve asked thinks shes very attractive. Yes, she has the nose and the horse face, but the girls got killer eyes, hair, and body. If a man finds that many things that he likes, its all good. :lol:

    I think SJP is a very attractive woman (too many people think I look like her, I have to think that).

    :wink:

    That's funny - I've had the opposite experience where most men that have mentioned her to me have said very unflattering things (ranging from "horse face" to "she looks like Rocky Dennis from the movie Mask") and most women have said flattering things about her.

    I don't think she's got the most attractive face in the world but she does pretty well with what she's got -- her clothes, body, hair and makeup are always outstanding. She's got an incredible sense of style and wicked nice hair. She's actually my hair idol.

    I've had the same as VP.

    I think SJP just gets better with age, too. She's one of those women you see and think must *just* love life and live a good life the way she keeps getting more attractive!
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  • CostenyaCostenya Posts: 520Registered Users
    Is SJP Jewish? She has a look that I see in a lot of Jewish girls, especially in her earlier photographs.

    With regards to the ugly thing, I would agree that, if beauty exists, ugliness must exist also. But, I don't think ugliness must be restricted to pure external looks. And I would be hesitant to call people ugly. There is a young woman who lives next to me and she is very hard on the eyes, to say the least. I think it has to do more with how she carries herself and even wears her hair (very matronly). Her exterior appearance is obviously not a priority to her (she dresses decently, but plain). But, I can see in her some beautiful qualities: gentleness, patience, peace and modesty. She also has thick, beautiful natural hair. She is at peace with herself in ways that most people aren't. And because of that, I challenge myself to look at her differently.

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