Love you, Socrates!
Do people say you’re ugly? So what? Here’s how to prove to them you’re not.
ME: Some people say I’m ugly.
MISTY’S BRAIN: That’s just an opinion. Without a rational argument to justify it, it doesn’t mean it’s the correct opinion. Let’s analyze the facts.
ME: I always hide my face in photos therefore some people think I must be ugly.
MISTY’S BRAIN: So the absence of beauty means the presence of ugly. Therefore the presence of beauty means the absence of ugly. Now, tell me, what is beauty?
ME: Beauty is what is good.
MISTY’S BRAIN: And what is good?
ME: Good is what makes you experience happiness.
MISTY’S BRAIN: How do you define happiness?
ME: That which is in a smile or a laugh.
MISTY’S BRAIN: Do you possess a smile or a laugh?
ME: In abundance.
MISTY’S BRAIN: Therefore we’ve proved the presence of beauty. And where there’s beauty there’s no ugliness.
ME: Thanks, brain!
Next time you call someone ugly, use the socratic method if you want to be taken seriously.