So my last post got me thinking of the subjectivity of our view of beauty.
Imagine if all of us had been born with three eyes - then that would be normal. And if we ever saw someone with two eyes we'd think that they were a freak. We'd be pointing fingers and thinking 'oh the poor guy/girl'
How funny - the monster would be a two-eyed monster - [hey I think I am getting confused here, it wasn't a three eyed monster but a three-headed dog called Cerberus, hound of Hades. Anyway I am sure there is a monster in fiction with 3 eyes... as long as you get the point.
What we are used to seeing becomes normal and even beautiful for us and anything not familiar is automatically 'ugly' or freakish.
I suppose part of our defense mechanism... the human imperative to survive or perish