Being beautiful is not a passport to certain happiness.
If you think that being physically attractive makes it easier to get everything from a job to a date, you’d be wrong. Beauty can be a social handicap; a magnet for envy.
While there are legitimate advantages granted to people with good looks, pretty women are often judged as spoiled, lazy and unintelligent with nothing to offer. It is assumed that because of how they look they must be arrogant, more sexually experienced and promiscuous. There seems to be a prejudice against combining outstanding qualities which often results in such misjudgment. But the reality is they just want to be appreciated for their take on pop culture, their loyalty to everything, their views on current events, their creativity, intellect and personality, not how they look.
Women with above average looks are less likely to have a multitude of friends. Forging female relationships is difficult because women are inherently programmed to measure each other by looks and not achievements. And they will never be considered “just one of the guys”. Today’s society is such that women are objectified and men are bombarded with sexual imagery making it impossible to build a platonic relationship with a member of the opposite sex.
Pulchritude tends to intimidate the majority of humanity, so when they are looking for a job, they’d best hope their interviewer is a member of the opposite sex. Implicit sexist prejudices can work against attractive women making them less likely to be hired for high level jobs that require authority. Studies show that a “pretty penalty” is applied by those of the same sex if they themselves suffer from a low to moderate self esteem. And for those trying to get a date, the online dating site OKCupid recently reported that people with the most beautiful profile pictures were less likely to find dates than those with quirkier, less perfect photos – This is where “Pulchritude tends to intimidate the majority of humanity” bears repeating.
Because their outer trappings are so pleasing, no one imagines they have the same problems as everyone else. But common sense would dictate that beautiful women have also known defeat, suffering, struggle and loss. These experiences have given them an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern for others.
So while they may be considered “f***able”, there is way more to them than meets the eye….