Everyone enjoys a story of self-improvement, and “The Ugly Duckling,” a well-known fairytale, is considered by many to be the best example of this type of narrative. Everyone is aware of the conclusion of the story, which is that the ugly duckling who was rejected and left behind grows up to become a beautiful swan that the other ducklings in the pond come to admire and love.
It is so much more than just a story because, just like other fairytales, it teaches important lessons about how to live one’s life. No matter how improbable it seems, if we put in sufficient effort and dedication, we may be able to awaken our dormant inner beauty and bring forth the proud swan that has been hiding within us all along.
Take a look at this motivating example of people who started out as unattractive children but grew up to be attractive and successful adults.