What is beauty? I find it easier to answer the question: "What is ugly?" It only takes honesty to understand and identify the ugliness in the world. So often people rely, disproportionately, and favorably to what they see and hear, forming judgements that bear no semblance to reality; often times our first impressions are merely projections of what we want to see; good or bad. To be truly honest with ones self takes the painful avoidance of our egos.