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Attractive People and Its Bias

September 29, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

We have the tendency to see what we want to see, hear what we want to hear, and think what we want to think despite evidence that shows otherwise or the lack of such that supports our position.  The biases and assumptions that we have are based on our perception of life and our understanding of the world.  And these biases and assumptions can influence the way we perceive people.

“Good Looking People Bias” is that tendency to favor someone who looks good compared to someone who doesn’t.  It’s a bias that everybody suffers from whether we realize it or not.  Those who are genetically blessed with good looks can use this bias to their advantage to get their way and even get away with things.

For good looking people, double standards exist in the realm of love and lust, with one version of the standard in their favor.  We can accept and even expect that beautiful people can and will be as sexually active as they want.  The world has this certain view that it’s okay for them to indulge, and quite frankly seeing them indulge in the pleasures of physical intimacy also gives us some form of pleasure.  However if the people who are painful to look at indulge in the same, then it’s suddenly creepy and / or disgusting, as if this type of people have no right to it at all.  It’s not fair, but that’s one of life’s realities.

We also have a tendency to be more patient when dealing with their incompetence.  Sometimes they’re able to charm their way out of trouble.  The perpetually ugly would perpetually be in trouble, unfortunately.

At least speaking for myself, I don’t care if you’re pretty.  If you’re no good in doing your job, then I don’t want you on my team.  Your beauty cannot compensate for the hassle and stress that result from your incompetence.

Life can still be difficult for attractive people, though.  For one, they can be used and abused and objectified instead of loved the way they deserve to be loved; sometimes it happens without them even knowing such is happening to them.

You can be popular, beautiful, sexy and sultry; you can be admired and desired by many. However, at the end of the day, attractive people are still human, and they are as weak and fragile as the rest of humanity, in need of someone to love them, care for them, and be there for them in their time of need; to especially to love them when they least deserve it, because that’s when they really needs it the most (Swedish Proverb).

It’s not a crime to be attractive.  It’s not the fault of beautiful people being born that way.  And while they have it, they might as well use it to their advantage.  But if they’re going to use their physical assets then hopefully it’s to push for something good, or at the very least they won’t use it to abuse.  Remember that the Devil comes as everything you’ve ever wished for.  And to be lethally effective, the enemy could come with a very pleasing appearance so that you welcome rather than reject him.

Don’t be fooled by a pretty face, and don’t fool others if you have one.  If you’re not careful, then such a face could be the cause of your ruin.  And being pretty doesn’t make life any easier, though admittedly it does still help a lot; life can still be unfair, even to the beautiful.

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