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What’s It Like To Be Pretty?

Updated on June 11, 2016

Have you seen how your pretty next door neighbor is being treated? I bet that just like me, you’re also wondering what it feels like to be as pretty. Unfortunately for most of us, we are stuck with being plain looking and we’d never find out what it’s like to be pretty at all.

One of the reasons I got the idea to write about this is because, I have read an article about someone who is complaining about her beauty, and that she couldn’t wait for her wrinkles to set in so she could start to enjoy life as a plain looking woman. Apparently, according to her, her beauty has become a deterrent for her to enjoy life completely.

Some pretty people can be really spoiled and complain about the attention they are getting that we can only imagine. When secretly, they are probably reveling over the very attention they are complaining about. Sure, maybe the attention they are getting in their daily life can sometimes be annoying. But most often than not, they do receive a lot of bonuses that plain looking people can only imagine. And to most of us, we can never know what they are feeling. We will never get the attention that they are getting.

Come to think of it, if the wrong people are giving you the attention, you just might be annoyed. So I can’t really blame pretty folks when they start complaining about the wrong kinds of people giving them the wrong kinds of attention. And who are these wrong kinds of people? The creeps who couldn’t stop staring at them? Those not so good looking people who are always around them hoping to grab their attention for a change? Or the people who would talk dirty to them whenever they try to start a decent conversation? Yeah, I bet it’s all creepy.

Being pretty may not be all that bad because there are nice people out there who would treat them nicely. Do they ever share the perks that they are getting from nice folks? Maybe they got a very cool job position in the company they are working at because of their pretty faces. Just flash a smile and a nice job position comes their way. Would something like that ever happen to a plain looking person? No, I bet the plainer a person looks like, the harder they need to work to get a nice job position, if ever they get it at all. And there are also those nice people out there who give them free drinks just because they love the way they smile. I bet it’s all good. And I bet they love that kind of attention.

It has been found also that beautiful people are more successful in life. They tend to have more money and have attractive spouses. Now, what’s not to like about that? Nothing, I guess.

Average and plain looking people will never get the perks that pretty people have always enjoyed. We can just observe them and see how they live their annoying life and hope we don’t get passed off as one of those creepy people staring at them ‘coz that will be uncool.


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    • DabbleYou profile image

      DabbleYou 2 years ago

      Thanks for dropping by, Kayli.

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      Kayli 2 years ago

      Now I'm like, well duh! Truly thnkufal for your help.

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      u know 4 years ago

      hi i know im pretty because i tell my self that every morning plus strangers werid people family friends say im very pretty beautiful gorgeuos boys call me hot or fine or look three times and will stare when im not watching to answer the question being pretty is not all good and good good because u get stares and nice comments and the boy of ur dreams no because ur friends hate u and u get unpleasnt stares and unwanted stares nobody ask u out casue they think u got all the boys but u really don't and ive never been asked out people like me but never ask me out my friend ( not to be mean ) she not really pretty and i lift her up and tell her to stop saying that but she knows im just telling her that she has pimples and a big nose i never will have a big nose or pimples my doctor says i just really want to know why why u don't get asked out or why boys are werid like that

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      DabbleYou 4 years ago

      Hi WhiteMuse, thanks for sharing your experience. Good for you that you can be pretty if you want to, most people don't have that. :)

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      WhiteMuse 4 years ago

      I have been called both really. They both have advantages and disadvantages. If you are pretty you will never really know if a man likes you for yourself or not or others. This actually goes on and on. Many plain women take it out on pretty women a lot because they don't think it is fair. That tends to make us or them as it were wary of them. But most of them plain and pretty actually think they are pretty good looking. Most plain ones now can make themselves up to look good. They are just the ones. It is a plain one in the movie now. The others can be too much. I think maybe if you were working and doing cocktails like some (I'm not ) and got pinched every 5 min. by some guy you might resent it. You may be imagining a bit there. I think I have as many chances as them. That is except for in certain things where they need a certain look. Many of the models just have a certain look. One of the guys was just saying how Kate Moss does not look good. Not true. It is in the eye of the beholder.

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      DabbleYou 5 years ago

      Hi Nell, I see what you mean. Most often, we are very attracted to people who are confident about themselves especially if they handle themselves well.

      Thanks so much for dropping by. :)

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      I think its all about confidence. I know lots of people who are ugly but think they are really pretty, and others who are pretty who think they are ugly! lol! looking back I think I must have been attractivish, but now I am older its only now I appreciate it as I am now plain! and yes I know who you mean in the paper, she drove me mad!

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      DabbleYou 5 years ago

      I guess you're right, being pretty may be too much of a hard work. Thanks for dropping by, my friend. :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I kind of like the plain look myself. I'm kind of satisfied with my character look. Handsome and pretty are just too much work to sustain. Great hub my friend!