Billy Bob,I'm not a liberal. But let's take a business man
who gives advantages to employees he feels are attractive. Conservatives may do
nothing about it. Liberals may enact a constitutionally-unfounded law to address
it.I can't stand the second option, but conservatives might be
just as responsible for not even trying to help improve the problem. Social
problems have always and always be involved in government. I don't believe
in a micromanaging government, but that doesn't mean we can't be an
encouraging one. If conservatives don't pass laws to encourage and promote
better behavior, then liberals will pass laws to try and force it.A
parent likewise can't blame a child for retaliating if the parent
didn't do everything in their power to encourage what's right in the
first place. Neither should use force, but both are obligated to encourage.And ultimately, attractiveness still has affects on our society that it
shouldn't.The real question isn't who you can find to
blame; it's what you're going to do about it.
It's an important lesson not to judge a book by its cover, but when you
sell books, you don't put lasers and spaceships on the cover of a wildlife
documentary.As important as it is to look beyond a person's
looks in assessing and understanding who they are, it is an equally and
fortunate truth-though less mentioned-that one is largely not "doomed"
by their appearance.I myself was not a terribly endearing teenager
on the physical side of things. I realized this and decided to change
that-I've largely succeeded. Greater hygeine, -much- greater exercize, a
healthier diet, and practice and focus put into my articulation and
self-presentation are things that have granted me more confidence in everything
I do and satisfaction with myself as a person than almost everything else
I've done, and I'm very grateful that I've been helped to realize
and address issues like this, focusing on improving myself in all aspects-as a
whole person-and not worrying too much on one trait or another.
It keeps the orthodontists and bariatric surgeons busy.
As perfectly obvious as all of the conclusions are from this "research",
making it therefore pointless, I'm inclined to wonder if the people who
procured the funds to make the study possible are themselves,
We needed research to tell us this? This was about as predictable as the sun
rising in the East...
So how long until the dirty liberals decide to try to make "ugly" a
I suggest that the primary indicator of good looks in men is height. Also, I
bet that many good-looking folks of both sexes are so judged because they have a
beautiful smile. Happy people experience a distinct advantage, even if one ear
is higher than another.
So you're saying that attractiveness comes and goes but ugliness is
forever?Or that: "I've been rich and I've been poor
and rich is better?"This whole study deals with very temporary
and shallow perceptions. Talking on the phone to a person you are told is the
one pictured in your hand and then evaluating whether or not the caller is
outgoing or quiet proves your theory regarding a person's ability to
command a higher salary, graduate from college and achieve economic success in
life based upon a perception of attractiveness? That reminds me of a former
supervisor that said "Anyone that can't hire an attractive secretary
probably can't do anything else right either." I didn't
personally think he achieved his goal that well or that he was that competent in
what he was doing....just my opinion.I guess you got me to read your
article, but I am amused by it more than enlightened.
My Top 10 words are; You, Me, Give, God, Love, Beauty, earth, Compassion,
Gratitude and Justice. We have to our standards, What is expected what is
accepted and what is unacceptable. Practice makes perfect.