Looks Make A Difference
Regardless of how sad or cynical this may sound, the truth is we live in a world that has always used looks to judge a person instead of waiting for actions to be performed and thoughts to be voiced. The world is not fair.
Those who look better get to enjoy more benefits and amenities than others do. They are asked out and invited to nice parties. They rise faster to the top because everyone, men and women, likes to see a pretty face and a shapely body around.
Smart people can still climb the social and professional ladder, but it is far easier for somebody who got lucky at birth and came into the world with a fair face and a body to die for.
First impressions are crucial. Today we meet more and more people and trust less and less of them. Socializing and work put us in contact with people from other cities and even other countries. It is a huge world and we get to know it on a personal basis by meeting many people.
That is why we want to make a good first impression, as do people meeting us. They are under the same pressure as we are. That is why it really pays to look good. Looks can get one safely through a first meeting and if one can talk without putting their foot in their mouth, then success will be easy to come by. The fools and the ugly will envy any such person, but that comes with the territory.
Don't get me wrong. Everyone knows that what's inside is what actually matters, but everyone relates first from the outside and that's a fact. Looks can help friendships a lot and good looking people find it easier to spark a conversation with strangers. Also, people feel more at ease around a good looking person, which is why such people get high visibility jobs in the media and film industry.