Breaking the barriers between beauty and ugly By - Kordell Russell

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Currently, the term ugly is defined as "unpleasant or repulsive, especially in appearance." according to the Webster dictionary. Which is similar to the early Greeks definition of ugly which was big when gods were looking for their wives through goddesses. When looking for a partner everyone has their different opinions of what they define as ugly. Some consider one thing as beautiful and others seem as ugly; example being like being too light or too heavy could be viewed as ugly while other people viewing it as attraction.

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The term beauty is defined as "a characteristic of an animal, idea, object, person or place that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction." According to Webster dictionary. Beauty has always been big when it comes to finding spouses. When it comes to beauty physical appearance plays a big role to most people. Most look for the body shape, hair, eyes, height, weight, etc.. Example being like some men are more attractive when they're physically fit or when some women wear make up.

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Inner ugliness is considered someone who is ugly on the inside. Examples being someone their power for evil over good, being mean or cruel to people. When it comes to inner ugliness most people don't find that attractive. The Greeks often found inner ugly as someone who doesn't stand up during war and backs down easily like a coward. A lot of times those people were killed in battle because they would be in the front lines.

Photo taken from Adobe Spark library- representing inner beauty

Inner beauty is not just what's on the outside but of a person that goes far beyond just physical appearances is the true beauty of a person that is reflected in their souls. An example is like beauty & the beast when you see through someone's physical appearance and see the good in their heart. According to wikipedia the Greeks normally saw beauty from the physical appearance stand point calling it "classic beauty" and not seeing the inner beauty.

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Beauty is in everyday life, shape, and form from humans to nature around us. The term nature is defined as "the inherent character or basic constitution of a person or thing". According to webster dictionary. In today's life theirs so many things around us that are beautiful that we don't see. The Greek people saw the things around and called it mother nature. "the life-giving and nurturing aspects of nature by embodying it, in the form of the mother." According to wikipedia.

Photo from Adobe Spark library- representing ugly in nature

Sometimes theirs ugly in nature due to us loitering, and not taking good care of our despoil. Global warming is directly impacted when we don't care about the world. The term global warming is defined as a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants".

Work Cited

  1. " Webster dictionary; Beauty"
  2. " Wikipedia dictionary; Ugly"
  3. " Inner beauty is the beauty of a person within their souls"
  4. " Physical/Inner beauty youtube video"


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