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Question Being beautiful equals better outlook from society? - August 22nd 2010, 08:28 AM

Do you think that being beautiful allows you to receive a better outlook and treatment from society? Because I was just watching an episode of The Simpsons, the one where Marge accidentally receives the breast enlargements instead of like liposuction and because of her larger breasts she receives more attention because of it.


   
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Re: Being beautiful equals better outlook from society? - August 22nd 2010, 09:36 AM

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Re: Being beautiful equals better outlook from society? - August 22nd 2010, 09:45 AM

Unfortunately, yes. They can look pretty and get paid millions just for that but cant do a whole lot other than that, however, society praises them. If there's a doctor who has found miraculous cures but isn't pretty, he may make the headlines for a day or so but then is ignored until he does something else. The ones who look beautiful and rich make headlines for doing diddly shit, even when they're absolutely stupid as can be. They serve no value to society yet society praises them more than the ugly doctor.
   
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Re: Being beautiful equals better outlook from society? - August 22nd 2010, 02:00 PM

This has been found in psychological research. I believe its called the ripple effect. People assume if you are attractive you are more likely to have other good traits. Also, we have a preference for a certain type of attractiveness even in infancy, as we prefer to look at attractive people. People who are attractive are more believed, listened to, and noticed.

Also did you know tall men are more likely to be choosen for a good job than their shorter counterparts
   
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Re: Being beautiful equals better outlook from society? - August 22nd 2010, 06:16 PM

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Re: Being beautiful equals better outlook from society? - August 22nd 2010, 06:19 PM

I'm a firm believer that pretty people get life much easier. Not all of it, but a fair bit of it. In a way I don't think its that bad, its good that people should always be trying to improve themselves, looks wise and personality wise. Looking good shows self respect.



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Re: Being beautiful equals better outlook from society? - August 22nd 2010, 06:57 PM

It is unfortunate, but society often does judge by physically how "pretty" someone is. However, I don't believe in it. Yes, prettiness (is that a word?) can cause attraction and so on, so forth, but personally I believe that what people should mainly be judged by is WHO they are, not WHAT they look like. And I'm sure I'm not the only one like that.


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Re: Being beautiful equals better outlook from society? - August 22nd 2010, 07:06 PM

Yes check out this video of two pretty ladies how everyone helped them and when they dressed fat and ugly no one helped.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X031RoEZvw
People always want to make themselves look pretty, they go to doctors for plastic surgery, to the gym to build their bodies, they buy the clothes that's in, etc.


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Re: Being beautiful equals better outlook from society? - August 22nd 2010, 07:10 PM

Unfortunatley, society does treat more attractive people better than their less attractive counterparts. I being someone who is not very attractive have noticed that my only friend, who is attractive, gets more attention and more praise for doing things that I do also. She can draw the most beautiful picture of a butterfly and get praise for it whereas I can draw the same picture just as well and be ignored because she is pretty and I am ugly. It happens to me all the time.


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Re: Being beautiful equals better outlook from society? - August 22nd 2010, 07:23 PM

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Yes check out this video of two pretty ladies how everyone helped them and when they dressed fat and ugly no one helped.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X031RoEZvw
People always want to make themselves look pretty, they go to doctors for plastic surgery, to the gym to build their bodies, they buy the clothes that's in, etc.
I just watch that video and that's ridiculous because its actually true however in that particular video the girls put on the ugliest make-up ever that's what would tune me off not the seize of them.
   
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Re: Being beautiful equals better outlook from society? - August 22nd 2010, 07:29 PM

Absolutely. There's no argument. Unfortunately, the world is like that and there isn't much we can do about it -- it's in human nature. It's been going on for a long time. I know I've used this example before several times but tribes sacrificed the most beautiful male (by beautiful I mean biggest penis, nicest body, tallness, etc) to mother nature. When you learn history, you'll always hear about someone who's gained some sort of power through using their looks -- whether it be in America, Egypt, Africa, to any other part of the world.
   
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Re: Being beautiful equals better outlook from society? - August 22nd 2010, 11:13 PM

As everyone else has said, this is undoubtedly true. I'm only 17 now and don't have money for plastic surgery, but I'm getting it before I graduate college. (Most people who get it probably don't "need" it; I do).


   
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Re: Being beautiful equals better outlook from society? - August 22nd 2010, 11:39 PM

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Re: Being beautiful equals better outlook from society? - August 23rd 2010, 12:10 AM

I think I'm going to have to disagree with the majority here.

Yes, if you are attractive, then people are more inclined to like you or choose you for a job or help you out. Though I'd like to point out that attractiveness can be because of the clothes you wear, make-up, your hairstyle etc.; it's not just your physical features and body shape.

But I believe there is a line. If you are "too" beautiful, people automatically assume that you are unintelligent and just sail through life on your looks. And people who assume they are less attractive than you automatically hate you because they assume that you are stuck-up and arrogant. And for women especially, if you are really attractive, you can receive a lot of unwanted attention and sexist comments.

Look at celebrities. Most celebrities are quite attractive. But there are different kinds of attractive. Actors like Kate Winslet and Jennifer Aniston are pretty, but it's a very 'girl-next-door' type of pretty. And people adore them. Actors like Megan Fox, on the other hand, is attractive, but people would probably describe her more as "hot" than "pretty". And Megan gets insulted constantly in the media and by ordinary people. Being attractive may mean that she gets more roles in movies, but it certainly hasn't won her any respect from society.



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Re: Being beautiful equals better outlook from society? - August 23rd 2010, 12:56 AM

Megan Fox gets insulted everywhere she goes because of what comes out of her mouth.
I would also like to mention that she is 90% plastic surgery.


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Re: Being beautiful equals better outlook from society? - August 23rd 2010, 03:48 AM

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I think I'm going to have to disagree with the majority here.

Yes, if you are attractive, then people are more inclined to like you or choose you for a job or help you out. Though I'd like to point out that attractiveness can be because of the clothes you wear, make-up, your hairstyle etc.; it's not just your physical features and body shape.

But I believe there is a line. If you are "too" beautiful, people automatically assume that you are unintelligent and just sail through life on your looks. And people who assume they are less attractive than you automatically hate you because they assume that you are stuck-up and arrogant. And for women especially, if you are really attractive, you can receive a lot of unwanted attention and sexist comments.

Look at celebrities. Most celebrities are quite attractive. But there are different kinds of attractive. Actors like Kate Winslet and Jennifer Aniston are pretty, but it's a very 'girl-next-door' type of pretty. And people adore them. Actors like Megan Fox, on the other hand, is attractive, but people would probably describe her more as "hot" than "pretty". And Megan gets insulted constantly in the media and by ordinary people. Being attractive may mean that she gets more roles in movies, but it certainly hasn't won her any respect from society.
I'm a little confused here. You're disagreeing with the majority's opinion, that beauty is a better outlook from society, but you're basically agreeing to an extent. So do you agree or disagree that beauty equals a better outlook from society?
   
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Re: Being beautiful equals better outlook from society? - August 23rd 2010, 05:50 AM

Beauty helps. Sometimes people look deeper than that, but from a first impression, beauty helps.


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Re: Being beautiful equals better outlook from society? - August 25th 2010, 03:34 AM

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Re: Being beautiful equals better outlook from society? - August 25th 2010, 07:09 AM

I think so, from the research I've seen. However, I have been treated badly before by girls who are jealous of my beauty. In general though, I think I am treated better than people who aren't as nice looking.


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Re: Being beautiful equals better outlook from society? - August 25th 2010, 08:21 AM

Unfortunately I have to say the pretty ones do get it a lot easier. It shouldnt be like this but it is. Its sad, but it so happens that when we meet someone for the first time, it is natural to judge them by their looks, and what they wear. And you can deny it all you want, but we cant help but notice what they look like. If I saw two people, one a beautiful, long blonde haired slender girl in nice clean clothes beside a plump girl with greasy hair and ragged clothing...Im going to give more attention to the pretty one, whether or not she was a snob.
   
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