The Differences Between Pretty And Beautiful

Thought Catalog

Don’t call a girl pretty.

“Pretty” is putting her on a shelf. It’s putting her in a box and closing the lid. That’s it. She’s done. It’s all she’ll ever be. It’s dismissing her. It’s telling her that’s all she’ll aspire to, something for others to look at, maybe even pity. It’s telling her she only matters until she’s no longer what you deem “pretty.”

Don’t call a girl pretty.

Call a girl beautiful.

“Beautiful” is telling her you could get lost in her without realizing it. It’s telling her the way her hair falls when she wears it like that makes it look like the finest silk in the world. It’s telling her the way her eyes crinkle at their edges when she smiles make you weak. It’s telling her you work very hard to make her laugh a real laugh, one where she throws her head back and…

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