Friday, December 2

The Curse of Beauty

"Hey you, what do you see?
Something beautiful, something free?"

Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People

Growing up, we're taught that you can be anything you want to be. As you grow up, you quickly learn that the truth is you can be anything you want to be...unless you're ugly. It's a proven fact that the more attractive you are, the more likely you are to be hired, and the more money you'll likely make. Because of this, we've learned to be spiteful toward the beautiful people for their looks. Surely they are the cause of all of your problems as an ugly person.

I want to make one thing clear. I'm not ugly by any means. I also won't inspire you to throw your panties at me just by walking by with my shirt off. I'm just an average looking guy who knows how to make use of the features I have and have a sharp enough wit to put a smile on that face of yours. Because of this gray area (and the methods by which we judge male beauty vs female beauty), I have seen both sides of the coin on numerous occasions.

They say the grass is always greener on the other side. They are just focusing on the fact that you always want what you don't have. Everything has its good and bad points. So here's a quick glance on the beautiful side of the fence for those of you who were born a bit more unfortunate looking...

The biggest problem encountered by a beautiful girl is that a lot of people around her are fake. Look back at the times you've talked to a beautiful girl. Have you ever laughed at one of their jokes that wasn't funny? Perhaps you found yourself nodding in agreement to something you know goddamned well you don't actually agree with. Sure...sometimes you'll do this out of politeness or because it's just not worth arguing. 

Be honest with yourself. The majority of the time when a guy is agreeing with a beautiful girl, it's because he wants to fuck her. When a girl is agreeing with a beautiful girl, it's because she wants to be associated with beauty so that she herself can feel as beautiful. 

This is one of many pitfalls in our society. Beauty is emphasized in such a way that it is comparable to a Midas touch. Sure, being pretty will lead to certain financial advantages, but if you've ever talked to a beautiful girl as a person, you'll notice she is usually an emotional wreck. It's not easy living in a world where everything is fake. It's easy for you to judge from the outside, but beauty does not equal an inability to perceive. Kim Kardashian, for example, is still very much a human being just like you. Vilify her all you want, but if you were in her position, why would you care? Everyone just wants to fuck you'd be an idiot not to take advantage.

The Kardashian effect is another point you should ponder. On top of this inherent inability to trust what people tell you, everybody hates you for being beautiful. I've found plenty of people will mock someone who puts effort into the way they look. This is true on both sides of the coin. People who chase trends in order to fit a certain personification of beauty are chastised by those who prefer to be unique, while the unique people are looked down upon for their efforts to stand out in a different way. Either way, we appear to be trained as a society to mock those who attempt to do anything. Has someone you know ever told you they were writing a book or starting a company, and you thought to yourself that's cool, but you'll never be the next big thing? Any type of effort someone puts into doing something you're not doing is essentially a waste of time in your view.

Sure, you may be reading this and thinking you're not like that. Maybe you're not all the time. You have been at one point in your life though. That's something you need to keep in mind. I can easily look at the amount of pollution in the world and say "I didn't do it," but I have thrown trash on the ground before. It's rare, but it's happened. That makes me just as responsible as anyone else. 

There's 308 million people in the United States. If every person only ever makes 1 bad decision in their entire lives, that's 308,000,000 bad decisions. You can sit around thinking the one time you did or said something to someone wasn't a big deal, but if everyone does it, it's an astronomical figure. Also keep in mind that no matter how high of a horse you sit on about never doing, saying, or thinking anything bad in your entire life, we all know you're full of shit. Everyone sins. Everyone has been angry. Everyone has committed a crime in their lives. Everyone has episodes from their past they would be uncomfortable if they came to light. There's not just 1 time from each person. Nobody is innocent, and fuck you for thinking you are, you judgmental prick.

Anyway, the point is this...don't hate people because they're beautiful. It only makes things worse. Instead, try getting to know the person. Talk to them. Understand where they're coming from. Once you've put in the time to do that, you can decide whatever you want. If you don't want to put that kind of time in, then don't bother putting your 2 cents in either...

About the Author - Brian Penny creates awful music under the name Mr. Versable. He tweets under the name @Versability. He believes in true love[Image], and won't rest until he's found his...oh, and his last blog cost Bank of America a whole lotta dough although not pointing fingers, but the typos weren't his...! Peace and love! haha ;)

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