I have been thinking lately that it matters squat if you are good-looking and well put together superficially, but rotten inside. It matters squat to me, that is.
In the law of the jungle though, the “most attractive” is often associated with being the “fittest” and the most likely to survive. Going by what’s happening in the world of homo sapiens, it is likely we have aped the animal kingdom. Now that’s progress. 😀 according to Darwinism. :p
I wonder why that is. Why do we allow ourselves to be dictated by that rule? If the package is good from the outside in, that’s not too bad, I guess. But most times, it’s more like what the Chinese say, “good to look at, not good to eat”. Tasteless.
But these somehow get to the top of the heap and so too others like them, get ahead. And we allow that. So whose fault is it?
A friend has been threatening to invent and patent er… stuff… that doesn’t sound very promising. :p I’m just thinking whether a character scanner that measures “decency” will be a possibility in the near future. It’s like a lie-detector test of sorts but it measures the flaws in your character by showing up hot spots in the reading.
Then perhaps we can weed out things that don’t matter and single out the really attractive:
- A good personality above good looks
- Comfortable enough in their own skin to laugh at themselves, together with others
- Those who can exchange witty repartee above set jokes
- Without a loathsome sense of self-importance, humble
- Dealing on all things and with people, with integrity and honesty
- Not having double standards
- Treating people, at every station in life, with respect
- Though that’s pointless if this behaviour doesn’t begin at home first
- Display considerate behaviour
- Persevering, does not give up easily
- Passionate and with good judgement
- Kind and compassionate and secure
- Healthy sense of self-awareness and self-respect, discerning and wise
Can I say cannot have a shrill voice? 😀 I think being attractive from inside out is what matters and that carries a person through different relationships from personal to professional. Of course for the latter, other skills set commensurate with the job is important too. But good values is core to the individual’s character and knits the fabric of any unit – family, institution, society.
I wonder if organisations will be interested in a character scanner. :p
Are you? What’s unattractive to you?