Is being ugly still a thing?

I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen an ugly person in a very long time. I know, I know, you aren’t meant to be that shallow and pathetic and you’re meant to look past people’s appearances and truly embrace them for who they are, and I wholeheartedly agree with that, but I still think that society has a long way to go before we look past the superficial.

The truth is, ugly people are out there and they are living freely amongst us.

Put down the pitchforks and keep the hounds at bay, you and I both know that the ugly I mean goes beyond appearance and speaks to the hearts of the shady cretins that still roam the earth.

No matter how much money you have, no matter how many charities you support, no matter how many doctor’s appointments you make and no matter how many faces you have, you can’t change the fact that your heart is the only thing that matters when beauty (true beauty) is what’s needed.

The world sucks; the planet is doing everything in its power to evict us because we broke it and we suck at being tenants (think about all the natural disasters and the diseases), and we keep carelessly handing power over to the wrong people with the wrong motives and the wrong hearts.

I didn’t plan for this to be preachy, I planned for this to be a light-hearted PSA of sorts. Beyonce said it best when she sang “But you can’t fix what you can’t see, it’s the soul that needs the surgery”. And we all know, what Beyonce says, is basically gospel.

Maybe the whole point of diversity is so that we can live amongst not only the genetically different, but also the morally different as well. How boring would life be if we all believed the same thing, saw life the same way and said the same things? It would be mundane, it would be…bleh.

This might be an unpopular opinion, but maybe we need ugly people. Maybe we need the morally challenged (not so much the ones that break the law and murder and whatever), maybe in order to be truly diverse, in order to be better people, we need to surround ourselves with a variety of personalities, experiences and hearts. We might need to have people who are questionable so that our own realities and our own ideas can be challenged, stretched and formed. How do we know what’s right and what’s wrong if we never know what the wrongs are?

So I’ve managed to talk myself from wanting the uglies of our society taken to a remote island and left there to fend for themselves, Lord of the flies style, to understanding their importance in the very fragile, very important social ecosystem that is society.

Besides, just like how we’ve come to understand that physical beauty is in the eye of the beholder, maybe we can come to terms with the fact, or notion, that good and bad are just as subjective (and may also depend on a number of variables such as the circumstances and the situations we’re faced with).

Except for Hitler and baby killers and those types of people…those have been, still are and will forever be ugly.


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