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Why do young people place some much value on looks?
Posted 7/11/10
I don't think this is just limited to young people.
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Posted 7/12/10

jandarujora wrote:

I don't think this is just limited to young people.


Seriously, that 83 year old Nancy keeps trying to seduce my 79 year old grandpa. Can she get any more sluttier?
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Posted 7/12/10

makix wrote:


jandarujora wrote:

I don't think this is just limited to young people.


Seriously, that 83 year old Nancy keeps trying to seduce my 79 year old grandpa. Can she get any more sluttier?


You'd be surprised at how often that actually happens.
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Posted 7/13/10

Hawker wrote:

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.


Amen to that.
Posted 7/13/10
I couldn't tell you , im not young anymore
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Posted 7/13/10
If you're not young, Gev, then I must be middle-aged.
Posted 7/17/10
I think young people place so much value on looks is because they know it'll get them places. Like if you have long legs you could become a model or something like that. And I most think it's the media, too. They show all these girls with super flat stomachs and big boobs and ass and they show how they're famous because that. So I think young people think if I look like that I can be famous or a super model etc. When in reality it's the people with a good education and uses that education well and to their advantage, are the ones who exceed in life. While the ones who relied on their looks all their lives are the ones working for those people.
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Posted 7/18/10

Yumi-no-ai wrote:

I think young people place so much value on looks is because they know it'll get them places.


It only gets them to a few places. Everything else is based on money and connections.
Posted 7/18/10

angrierchick wrote:


Yumi-no-ai wrote:

I think young people place so much value on looks is because they know it'll get them places.


It only gets them to a few places. Everything else is based on money and connections.
Or ultimately through self-authentication via character strengths and virtues.
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Posted 7/19/10
The word vanity has so many negative connotations attached to it, but from a different perspective, it is now as if being attracted to someone beautiful/handsome is a human instinct. I have yet to meet someone who does not "give extra points" to a person they deem attractive (or even just presentable), no matter what age group they belong to. It is much equivalent to giving extra points to qualities such as power, intelligence, EQ, humility, wealth, popularity, or just about anything. The world is made up of unique people who value a set of qualities over others which perhaps you place more value on, and perhaps those so called "vain" people could also be questioning why you do not place enough value on looks. There really is no wrong or right in this matter, only the fact that everyone is different.
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Posted 7/26/10
Because people judge each other through "facial value".
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Posted 7/27/10
because eyes gets caught by looks
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Posted 7/28/10
cause if you were choosing between two people and one was obviously better looking than the other, youd probably choose the better looking one. People just wanna be that better looking person i guess:)
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Posted 7/28/10
Its simple, they where taught by the older generation that looks mater, and they where programed by genetics to believe that looks matter. I want to look good so i can find my self a mate. Its true and I don't deny it. Things that influence my stance are the media, peers, and even the professional people who have already had success in life. If looks do not mater after I've out grown my youth, then i couldn't care less because this is now and I am young. and sorry for any grammar errors, I know they're out there somewhere.
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Posted 7/29/10
I know this may sound quite Rationalistic but I do not believe we are born with genetics that tell us "looks matter"; although there most likely is a desire to find a mate, I don't imagine beauty was ever something early (non-societal) humans strived to achieve - instead competitions of strength or supply may possibly have existed.

The causation is very much, IMO, indoctrination of the impulsive mind. Indoctrination obviously takes on many forms, value being placed in the past and the theory of the present i.e. societal superiors portraying how one should behave and laying down that this is where the individual can be by completing their actions etc. The mass media that surrounds us can amplify these messages by using single reference points in presentation of a glorified individual - no one is there to interfere in their portrayal. :--- Corporations tell the consumers to be solely beautiful, this product might help, pass the money over.

The escape obviously would lie in free media (like books and the Internet are becoming less of by the day), to tune out your TVs/radios, to leave the system of rules laid out before us. Humans should be free to live their life, not provide sacrifices to billionaires for chemicals, to trade clean, rippling, soothing, flowing water for dirty, controlled, obliterating, chemically-treated mess.

Sorry for the rant

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