Do you know the fable of the Ugly Duckling? It was written back in 1843, by the Danish poet, Hans Christian Andersen. In it, he portrayed a heartwarming story about a positive transformation, both on the outside and on the inside. However, the ugly duckling soon became a trope for people who were perceived as not good enough, or not pretty enough.
But you know what? Andersen’s story was right. The power of transformation is much more powerful than whatever shape or predicament we may find ourselves in. Here are 20 examples of people on Reddit who managed to pull off amazing positive transformations (courtesy of Bored Panda). Why be the Ugly Duckling, when you can be a Swan?