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Talking Dictionary 942. Everyone Is Beautiful—To Someone


942. Mork met AlienMork. Whipping out their smartphones, each showed the other his wife's picture. AlienMork said, "Your wife is so beautiful!" But Mork said nothing about AlienMork's wife. AlienMork said, "My wife isn't beautiful, also?" Mork said, "My mama always said, If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." AlienMork said, "Yes, what we learn as children sticks with us. On my planet, children learn that everyone is beautiful. We don't even have a word for ugly." Mork said, "That's ridiculous. Beauty is meaningless without ugliness. You need yin to appreciate yang. If everyone were beautiful, none of the ugly people would have any aspirations. The personal care industry would tank. Believing that everyone is beautiful is like believing that everyone is smart." AlienMork said, "But everyone on my planet is smart. Only stupid people don't see everyone as beautiful, and we don't have any stupid people." 6.4


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