"The Virtues Of Being Ugly"

 
  • "The Virtues Of Being Ugly"

    Dear Joe,
    The other day my girlfriend broke out an old photo album that coincidentally had a bunch of pictures of old boyfriends. Every one of them were really good-looking. I was just joking around and asked her if she thought I was the most handsome guy she has ever dated. She didn’t say anything. Then I asked her if she even thought I was good-looking. She hesitated and said that wasn’t what she found attractive in me. Needless to say, I kind of freaked out. My own girlfriend doesn’t think I’m attractive. How am I supposed to deal with something like that?
    L.R.

    Dear L.R.,

    I’m a homely guy.

    Oftentimes when I make that statement people assume that I must have a low self-esteem. People assume that if you don’t find yourself attractive then you must have some psychological issues. But for me that’s not the case at all. In fact, I have a ridiculously high estimation of myself considering that I’m basically a moron.

    What I lack in intelligence, however, I make up for in self-awareness. There is no shame in being ugly as long as you are aware of that fact. Unfortunately, there are too many people running around that have no clue just how terribly unattractive they truly are.

    I do my best to point it out to as many people as I can but, sadly, I can’t reach everyone. You need to take an honest look at yourself and decide if you fall into the ugly category.

    There is a broad spectrum on the ugly scale with plain being on one end and carnie worker reject being on the other. Homely, where I fit in, falls somewhere in the middle. To be honest, I wish I were even uglier than I am. (Contrary to what my friends say I do think that it’s possible.) Being ugly has distinct advantages that beautiful people miss out on.

    If you decide that your girlfriend was right and you are rather hideous then don’t despair. Here are just a few of the reasons why you shouldn’t want to be good-looking:

    Ugly people are appreciated for their personality -- Beautiful people never know if people like them for who they are or how they look. I know plenty of pretty women and to be perfectly honest I couldn’t tell you if they have pleasant personalities or not. Heck, I couldn’t tell you if they have a personalities at all. If you’re ugly, though, and someone agrees to go out with you it’s because they like you for who you are. Unless, of course, you are rich. Then they like you because of your money.

    Ugly people are funnier -- Think of all the truly funny people you know. Chances are they are unattractive. That’s because ugly people can’t take themselves too seriously. “Son, if you can’t laugh at yourself, my dad used to tell me, “then you’re obviously not looking in the mirror."

    Ugly is cheap and easy -- I don’t mean that ugly people are cheap and easy (though that too is often the case) but that ugliness is low maintenance. When you’re ugly you don’t have to worry about trivialities such as make-up, or face lifts, or brushing your teeth. Since nothing you do is really going to matter you can just let yourself go.

    Ugly people are more successful -- Beautiful people have everything handed to them. Ugly people, on the other hand, have to work harder to get what they want. Do you think there would be a Microsoft if Bill Gates looked like George Clooney? Great innovations, inventions, and advice columns are always produced by some ugly geek who couldn’t get a date and had nothing better to do than improve the world. Our economy if fueled on ugly.

    Ugly people are the majority -- Forget the Democrat and Republican parties. Someday we ugly people will unite and become the biggest voting bloc in the country. One day we will take over and have all the pretty people be at our beck and call. I figure that we can hold our first convention at the state fair since we all congregate there anyway.

    Ugly is inevitable -- Beauty fades but ugly is everlasting. If we live long enough we eventually all get ugly. Some of us fortunate ones just get there first.

    An old one from here
    http://www.evangelicaloutpost.com/archives/001834.html

    • hannsome sa...
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    • 22 okt 2008, 20:59
    what the fuck

  • +1 for the OP.

    "There is nothing wrong in quoting yourself." - agent_logic

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    • Efisol sa...
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    • 2 mar 2009, 07:33
    Cheers Darling!

    • _monse_ sa...
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    • 5 maj 2009, 05:21
    Everytime I feel like shit about myself, I come back and read this and it makes me feel better about everything once again.

  • Ugly is inevitable -- Beauty fades but ugly is everlasting. If we live long enough we eventually all get ugly. Some of us fortunate ones just get there first.

    it made me much better..

    But I promise not to cry anymore,
    Although reasons beat the crap out of me.
    Everyday when I wake up,
    They are waiting.
    But I promise not to cry anymore.
  • NasadiyaCH said:
    Ugly is inevitable -- Beauty fades but ugly is everlasting. If we live long enough we eventually all get ugly. Some of us fortunate ones just get there first.

    it made me much better..

    Hey lady, if you think you are ugly (judging by your display pic), you've got some serious issues! Or you are due for an eye check, atleast.

    "There is nothing wrong in quoting yourself." - agent_logic

    FoxyScrobbler - a super awesome Firefox add-on that scrobbles music you listen to on the Web. Currently supports Pandora, SoundCloud, Bandcamp, Songza, YouTube, Rdio and 8Tracks. Go get it!
    • Juniahh sa...
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    • 14 okt 2009, 07:11
    agent_logic said:
    Hey lady, if you think you are ugly (judging by your display pic), you've got some serious issues! Or you are due for an eye check, atleast.


    Don't you just hate it when people who aren't ugly claim to be ugly? It makes me rage!!

    • [Raderad användare] sa...
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    • 16 okt 2009, 06:03
    Beauty is only skin deep...

  • i kind of love this group i've never felt more understood

    • [Raderad användare] sa...
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    • 23 okt 2009, 17:24
    aaah :)
    this is pretty uplifting.
    not much of a help when you're stuck in some depression, though. lol.

    • CUMVERG sa...
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    • 8 dec 2009, 00:45
    lmao, that is the most depressing thing ever

  • Jeez, thanks for posting the original article, what a great read :D The ugly shall inherit the world. Maybe I should have children after all!

  • oh come on people! why does everybody lie that they're ugly while they're not?! it's because everybody wants to be like us, REALLY UGLY! HAHA! :P
    i feel like shit anyway :(

    • [Raderad användare] sa...
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    • 15 sep 2010, 17:26
    ArcticMurzyn pisze:
    oh come on people! why does everybody lie that they're ugly while they're not?! it's because everybody wants to be like us, REALLY UGLY! HAHA! :P
    i feel like shit anyway :(


    Not ugly people brag about being ugly to make us negate it and pump up their ego.

  • I agree 100%. One day we will take over.

    • [Raderad användare] sa...
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    • 11 okt 2010, 06:52
    being ugly is great, you can be friendly to people and they will never get the wrong impression. how fantastic that is!!!!! if you can smile and be friendly to someone with the intention of wanting to be friends, and they will never be led to think otherwise. fantastic!!

    • [Raderad användare] sa...
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    • 11 okt 2010, 07:17
    beautiful people have to handle all that unwanted attention, so they become defensive and unfriendly. that's so unfortunate isn't it. ugly is win!

    • rmel82 sa...
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    • 2 dec 2010, 23:32

    on being ugly

    I think that people who are ugly have more depth. They have to engage people more, society automatically notices the beautiful.

    • Kennoth sa...
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    • 13 feb 2011, 04:34
    Juniahh said:
    Don't you just hate it when people who aren't ugly claim to be ugly? It makes me rage!!


    It pisses me off too. Why are they here? For daily ego boost?

    *says hi to agent_logic*

    Change is coming through my shadow. My shadow's shedding skin, I've been picking my scabs again.

  • just fantastic

    for the person who responded to L.R
    that was really special man,i seriously cant describe the feeling i had reading this.
    i was laughing my ass out for what you wrote,but was crying at the same time.
    i m not really sure why the tears but HEY.....it should be because of the trueness of thecontent.
    hehehehhe

  • what the fuck is this crap

    evangelism? seriously? read some schopenhauer on love
    1.genes are luck, everyone knows that and there's nothing you can do about it 2.(assuming that the group members are "unattractive" and not ill/deformed) as long as you eat well and exercise your mind and body you will look good enough for at least one fucking person with value, to appreciate you (because that's your problem)
    3.you may dislike yourself but not everyone does. bitching about it is off putting
    4.people compromise. It's not misery, it's life.
    5.people are attracted to features they lack and those features vary a lot which means some like women with abs some like women with a big booty lol and so forth
    6.beauty is at some extent subjective (say 40%?)
    7.stop discriminating! stop seing ugliness as an identity! and stop shaving everything
    ok that's all.

  • Ugly people usually have better musical taste

    • caelicus sa...
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    • 5 mar 2012, 05:58
    ^ hence the title of this group.

    • [Raderad användare] sa...
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    • 14 mar 2012, 22:04
    -"On se réfère à la beauté grecque. Mais il y a aussi la beauté de l'âme et, de ce côté-là, je ne suis sûrement pas trop moche."

    -" La laideur a ceci de supérieur à la beauté qu'elle ne disparaît pas avec le temps. "

    -" La beauté cachée des laids se voit sans délai "

    -" Ma mère était belle, mon père aussi, je ne vois donc pas d’où peut venir ma laideur... Peut-être de mon chien... "

    -"Je ne suis pas un cynique comme d'aucuns le prétendent, non, je suis un romantique, je l'ai toujours été. Tout jeune garçon, j'étais timide et romantique. Je ne suis devenu cynique qu'au contact de mes prochains qui m'agressaient sur ma laideur et sur ma franchise. "

    source : Serge Gainsbourg

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