"Is there a more judgmental word than 'beautiful'? Layers and layers of habit, evolution, training, memory, and more cause our eyes to snap into focus at the sight of something conventionally beautiful, be it a face or a flower. It's like we're trapped into valuing only what's pretty. Hence, for example, the shock of modern art. Is Pollock beautiful? Yes, if you retrain your eyes — or see without judgment. Try it. Find the ugly or the ordinary interesting enough to really look at. And discover a truth — that without judgment, everything is beautiful."