This is so true! Here's an example of how cultural norms on what is beautiful or ugly vary - when I lived in Germany many years ago the women there did not shave their legs or armpits. When swimming at the local lake, those of us from America found this hairy look rather unappealing, but to the German men this was the norm they were raised with, so lovely ladies in bikinis with body hair looked fine to them. :-) It is all a matter of perspective, the true measure of beauty or ugliness is what we see in someone's heart.
Beauty is fleeting and charm is deceptive, but a kind and happy person glows on everything around them. Their light touches all.
I watch kids during the week, and it's always a struggle when they come home complaining that they dislike so-and-so for x reason. Usually it's something silly, like the person is ugly or said something stupid. Because I'm not the parent I always have to be careful with how I respond. I always try to give them a positive outlook on the situation and not encourage their quick judgement. Over the years I've learned first hand that things are now always what they appear to be. Quotes like the one you shared in this post only further indicate this to be true.
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