For the Criminally Inane

For the Criminally Inane

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Why us "unattractive people" are so cool.

So, I've made an observation. Beautiful people have easier lives. They do. There have been studies I learned about in my college edjemacation that talk about how people think better of people who are good looking. They think they are kinder, nicer, and beautiful people enjoy special perks--essentially people want to be friends with beautiful people. (I know this anecdotally, too, because I'm married to one of these blessed people who gets away with murder because he's good looking.) As much as we hate to admit it, we judge people based on heuristics. So, what do the rest of us "unattractive" or let's say less-attractive people have to offer? Growing up, since I couldn't make friends on my good looks alone, yep, you guessed it, I had to actually develop a personality. Now, I have to rely on my sparkly wit to win friendships. So when life hands you a beautiful face, just remember the rest of us have found other ways to get noticed, and that makes us cool.

3 comments:

  1. The question is, how are you going to help your beautiful children develop personalities and become cool?

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  2. I know the secret...don't tell them they are beautiful until they have full developed fun and intriguing personalities!

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  3. For the record, I do not get away with murder.
    Only partial maiming.

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