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Why do young people place some much value on looks?
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Posted 7/3/10
I something you need to realize your looks can be taking way from you, through age accident or whatever. If you are going to be a secure well balance woman, learn to use your brains. Romance novels can be fun fantasy to read. That is not the real world, learn to use your mind or depend on using a mattress that up to you. The way of the bed, your, value goes down as you get older, drug low self esteem and worse can happen I have seen it plenty of times. It like young men that neglect there education thing they are going to be sports star . In most case it will not happen for them.:excl:
Posted 7/3/10
Vanity is natural to most. There is a great importance to physical appearance when selecting a mate. One wouldn't want to have repulsive children. To select an attractive partner whom also has good personality traits is of utmost importance.
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Posted 7/3/10
But a views of beauty have change as well over last hundred years, as well. Today world divorce happens so often a woman must be able to work in the work force. And a man with out and education can have a rough time but nearly as hard for woman. I had a friend that put hear self threw college and law school past the bar fist time. But her, self-esteem suck her boy friends beat on her and so always say I'm sorry.
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Posted 7/4/10
Everyone puts value on look--it is through appearance that we define everything.

The character of strangers are readily interpreted by us through visual appearances- slovenliness in dress indicate slovenliness in habit, therefore an idle man, a physiognomy with the classical traits associated with intelligence indicates a mind that is able to process complex ideas with exceeding facility and, thus, an very smart person, so on so forth. We are all actors, and it is through costume and appearances that we first interpret our fellow actor's characters.
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Posted 7/4/10
Vanity is not limited to certain age groups, there are plenty of older people who put a ton of emphasis on physical appearance. A lot of older people go through a lot of trouble in an attempt to look young.

Humans put a lot of effort into looking a certain way because we judge other people based on their physical appearance, for many social and biological reasons.
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Young people place so much value on looks to attract the opposite sex. Like it or not, looks usually take precedence over everything when selecting a "mate" because we associate good looks with good health, fertility, and being well-suited for survival, all traits that we want to pass down to our children.

And you can argue that you like so and so because of their personality or whatever, but if you aren't at least somewhat attracted to their appearance, it's not going to work.
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Posted 7/4/10
Young people aren't to be blamed for values they hold when their values are a reflection of society as a whole.

In societies, especially in the West, appearance means everything and anything unseen counts for nothing.
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Posted 7/4/10
Because they're mostly people who follow along with the trends of society. Yeah you should make an effort to look good and be well dressed, but you shouldn't obsess over it.
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Looks are relatively decided from birth while personality is shaped by life.
Like how I prefer potential over current knowledge, I prefer Looks over personality.

In regards to intellect /potential vs looks, both are decided from birth. However, Looks are ostentatiously shown to those around us, thus I prefer Looks to fulfill my own vanity.
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Posted 7/10/10 , edited 7/11/10
I'm posting based of your title, I'm not reading anything else.

Isn't it obvious for young people to be attractive to good looking girls/guys? I mean remember when you're young, people were distinguished by looks. It didn't matter if you looked good, but it did matter if you looked normal. If you had all your limbs and were properly functional and able to play and get along with the other kids, you'd be considered normal. Maybe a friend for some of you. However once you've grown up and your brain develops and you climb up the hierarchy you'll look at your own life and the world differently.

Sometimes people even think it's normal to be around good looking people. It doesn't just happen instantaneously. It happens through influence and what kind media you are exposed to. The environment you were raised up in and how well your parents raised you up affects/shapes up who you are. The type of friends at school are also what morphs your communication skills. I've been seeing a lot of sex topics lately, but everyone knows it's better to have a better looking partner while they're busy. Same goes for riding a cheap car versus a 1000HP Lamborghini. I do modelling myself and I know how it feels to be constantly switching back around and forth being with good looking people and "normal" people/society. To me, I'd rather be with good looking people, because it's those people are the ones who know how to take care of themselves. They know how to groom properly. Chances are if they can take care of themselves, they'll be more normal. I don't want to be friends with someone that looks like they were from a dump, if I had the choice. It's like how businessmen avoid the smaller guys. ( Unless they want to manipulate and use them) Some things can't be explained clearly through words. Even if it's logically explained to a certain extent, you'll end up with a simple answer.
Posted 7/10/10
It boosts self-esteem, and adolescents/young adults need that more than any other age group.
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Posted 7/11/10
It's called genetics.

We're all hardwired (despite people denying it) to be attracted to people who "look good" as a reproductive trait.
Or in layman terms: We want to fuck the hottest girl/guy.

Don't see much discussion here.
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Posted 7/11/10
Well first off the media who protrays young, lots of makeup, limit amount of clothes as to being sexy. Also your ego can come in here. If all your life you been told your pretty, handsome, etc your going to try to preserve that right? Think about a guy who is in good physical shape, most likely he is going to get a girls interest as far as physical attraction and vice versa. To me when your young your ate your prime beauty. We all know how you look when you age. Some cases people look decent when they age but thats not with everyone.

But also is it wrong to go out in public and look decent? I dont know but when I go out I look to look handsome lol dont want to go out looking like no bum. That just shows how much you care about yourself.
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Looking good definitely helps you get away with more stuff that an otherwise "ugly" person couldn't... or as easily.



Just the way it is... I have no complaints.
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Posted 7/11/10
I did not write this post to well. As time pass by and your beauty fads or an accident you cannot depend on looks alone. A good education and learning to be independent thinker down the road will be you biggest asset. Good sound fundamental language and more than one if possible, Math, deductive reasoning. Thing you really should know if you like to rock climb motor cycles fun but dangerous stuff. My language skill and spelling blow big time. I have made it through creative thinking problem solving.
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