Do you think the "pretty" people get favored more than average looking people? Do they have more opportunities in life because they are attractive?
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I've heard it said that on dating websites the more thin and attractive girls get slammed with responses, but the not so thin girls get hardly any response. On the corporate front, working at home seems like a really good choice for a lot of people.
Look at all of the detective and spy shows. The heroes are usually 20-something, sexy gorgeous people. Is this real world?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The beholder might be a shallow person but have authority to hire/fire. If is good to be positive about your abilities and who you are so you are not caught by surprise when you meet these people.
Dianetrotter, you are so correct regarding your premise. In the Black community(I am Black), the dark skinned, particularly women, are viewed as less attractive than their lighter skinned counterparts who are often idolized.
gmwilliams, in the Hispanic community complexion is very important. My students called the fairer skinned Hispanics "white." As I age I have a real appreciation for the dark skin. People also assume that you are less intelligent.
Diane, I am so well aware of that. Light skiinned Latinos consider themselves to be Caucasian while the dark skinned Latinos consider themselves to be anything but Black. They would claim Indian and/or any other ancestry. Black= stigma it seems.
gmwilliams, 'xactly! There are Black people who consider themselves anything but Black also.
These are very good points and true. Sometimes really good looks don't cover up other "stuff".
Yes, what you have succinctly stated is so true. However, we live in such a superficial society, that the first impressions are often physical. The 10s in our society are often deified while the 1s are severely denigrated..