Prettiness and beauty are two entirely different affairs.
Usually, prettiness is a gift, like a pretty face. Beauty, on the other hand, is always created, often with sweat and tears.
Beauty comes from within. It is an expression, like the revelation of a beautiful emotion in a poem, the intelligence elaboration of an idea in an essay, a charming song, a painting to die for, a gracious dance, a splendid melody, or killing eyes.
Of course, the two don’t exclude each other and like to mix, but beauty always outshines good looks. Ever noticed that the woman you love still looks beautiful when she’s angry and throwing ugly words at you?
Besides happiness, love, and meaning, beauty is one of the human essentials. We are natural born creators and what is creativity but the expression of beauty?