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  1. Well, it's not the sunset that matters, but your perception. “Beautiful” or “ugly”, “disgusting”, “disgusting” – this is an unconscious reaction of your psyche, which finds some association in memory. For example, for me, almost any sunset is disturbing, and the yellowish reflection of the sun when it begins to decline causes irritation. The afternoon sun is cheerful, the afternoon sun is dull. Especially in the summer. And this is from the very childhood, and I can roughly guess why. And for many people, the sunset is beautiful and romantic.

    But I love the dark, oppressive clouds, even though they make a lot of people sad. So many people had unpleasant moments in this weather (you can't walk, it's cold, etc.), but I didn't have any.

    Nature does not have any emotional coloring at all. Feelings like disgust or admiration only occur in humans, and may not be related so much to nature itself as to previous experiences, memories, or trauma. Anyone who hasn't been picked up from kindergarten for a long time knows how disgusting the evening is. Anyone who has worked hard in the field in the heat can admire the clouds. Although neither one nor the other will suspect that it is in them, and not in the sky.

  2. Victor, I don't think that I personally would be disgusted by any natural landscape. Maximum-indifference. I am disgusted only by any manifestations of living nature-insects, all sorts of bowel movements and similar disgusting things.

  3. It seems to me that everything depends on the person himself and on his perception. For example, when I read the question, the thought immediately popped into my head: “Eeeee… Duc of course happens!”Almost every natural phenomenon described by the author at least once caused me disgust.

    Sunset / sunrise? Dim, grayish, obscured by black clouds, giving off a greenish light.

    A storm? Raging gray waves under an equally gray sky, bringing to the shore a bunch of all sorts of sea filth ranging from wood chips and ending with cellophane bags.

    Snowfall? A dirty, cold, wet cloud that flickers before your eyes and covers you at the most inopportune moment, flakes that stick in your eyes and fly inexorably in your face.

    Starry sky? But here I couldn't remember/think of anything. The starry sky is the starry sky, it doesn't change, so it's always beautiful 🙂

  4. I can't tell you how hard it is for me to look at these clouds, a disgusting and punishing phenomenon, as for me.

    Literally, Undulatus Asperatus means “wavy-bumpy”. This type of cloud was officially listed in the International Cloud Atlas as a separate type only in 2009. Until the beginning of the 21st century, their appearance was considered extremely rare.

  5. I've been puzzling over your question.

    I couldn't remember a single time when I didn't like what I saw, but I watched the dawn at three o'clock in the morning in St. Petersburg, incredible sunsets in Yeisk and Anapa, saw autumn nights without a sky in Kazan and countless stars in the sky over Mezmay. I didn't hear anyone say anything:�yesterday, the sunset was bad, did you see it? ugliness, blah. And I couldn't understand why, in fact, no one speaks badly, that's where my head broke. That is, either good or nothing. And this question seems to me more important – why don't we call natural phenomena ugly, ugly? Why do we sometimes admire them, sometimes overlook them, but never resent them? Why does our perception work this way? Maybe this is again some kind of evolutionary program that tells us that we need to admire the world around us (a person generally tends to perceive everything in an optimistic way; accordingly, our love for beautiful sunsets may be a consequence of some of the fundamental properties of our psyche; here I am xs, I'm just a stupid philologist)? Maybe the fact is that some colors we like, some do not, but none (I hope) does not cause disgust or nausea, respectively, observing natural phenomena, we will not experience negative emotions?

    And here's another thought. We usually call ugly something that lacks harmony, symmetry, etc. Perhaps because nature is arranged in harmony (all sorts of golden sections, fractals, Mandelbrot sets, radially and bilaterally symmetric animals), which is reflected, in particular, in the equations describing it, in it on a large scale, what we call ugliness is impossible in principle, because it will not function (I don't know what to cite as an example, let it be a star with a different shape from a sphere), just as acardius acephalus, for example, will not be able to live. That is, if we happened to see, say, square snowflakes falling from the sky, like those that are molded on the windows in our schools, we could share with a friend that we recently saw a terrible snowfall, because this phenomenon would disrupt the harmony (or our idea of it).

    In short, my answer will be: although beauty is a subjective concept, we are unlikely to talk about ugly natural phenomena, if only because our ideas about beauty relate to the actual physically / mathematically determined viability of the objects that cause/accompany these phenomena.

  6. The taste and color, you know. I have a friend who doesn't really like “thick” sunsets and sunrises. He says his eyes get tired, it's too sloppy. And I don't particularly admire snowfall or rain.

  7. Nature somehow has no choice – it has to be beautiful. Something disgusting can only be done by those who… The “Lord” gave us freedom.

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