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Why do young people place some much value on looks?
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Posted 2/19/11
at a young age children had this notion that if theyre good-looking than most many favors will come to them...
i guess that's what the elder generation has imparted with them when most say "Aww what a cute baby, kid..." etc
when this young people grow up theyll just wake up to the fact that looks will get you nowhere if you dont have the street-smarts and skills to back it up...
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Posted 3/23/11


The media sets unrealistic standards for what body weight and appearance is considered “normal.”

Each day, Americans are exposed to nearly 247 commercial advertisements. Through these advertisements, women view images which they consider to be perfection.

The average US woman is 5'4" and 140 pounds. The average US model is 5'11" and 117 pounds.


aRe yOu NoT aFfEcTeD bY tHe MeDiA?
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Posted 3/23/11

pennypen017 wrote:

at a young age children had this notion that if theyre good-looking than most many favors will come to them...
i guess that's what the elder generation has imparted with them when most say "Aww what a cute baby, kid..." etc
when this young people grow up theyll just wake up to the fact that looks will get you nowhere if you dont have the street-smarts and skills to back it up...




I agree. Young people place value on looks because society seems to place value on looks. If you're pretty, you're complimented by people all around you. If someone is around beautiful people, they feel pressured to become like them.
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Posted 7/9/11 , edited 7/9/11
Looks mean so much nowadays...
people are very mean about on the inside....
and some are as mean as saying it in front of their faces
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Personally, i just have to say looking good makes me feel good. So yeah. That's a simple answer. Age do take our youth away. So when we're young, why not live up to the standard that we want to? Looking good makes most people feel good about themselves which leads to them being more confident. That, i agree.
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Posted 3/24/12
Evolution at work. Men are typically attracted to feminine women, who have greater chance of bearing children. Women are typically attracted to masculine men, who have better-adapted genes. (notice I said "typically;" plenty of men are attracted to more masculine women and vice versa)

Anyway, I don't know why we cling to this system in an age in which immune systems and genetic disorders aren't as important.
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when i was little i was a little chubby ginger and as you can emagin i got picked on alot, all because of the way that i looked, thankfully im still a little chubby ginger but it is classed as "curvs" now that im older haha but i still try and make myself look nice so that people wont mention anything about how i look and make me feel like i used to
i still get ginger called at me rondomly but i like that now, it just means that people have noticed me and if the worst think that they can say is my hair colour then i think i must be pritty good
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Posted 4/20/12
100 years ago major urban population centres were much smaller and the societal relations you maintained with those around you were much more intimate than they are currently

nowadays as populations in cities have exploded, meeting a member of the opposite sex is very brief and because time is limited (plus there are many more members of the opposite sex to interact with than previous generations), we tend to focus on the superficial aspects first so as to satisfy our eyes, then we delve deeper into finding out who the person is as it is one less thing we have to spend time worrying on if the person if physically at your own standards

im not saying its right, but is what it is and thats where we are at currently

there are too many fish in the barrel and not enough time to waste, so people just jump straight to the point, and aesthetic appearance is an easy first list to be checked off when compared to other criteria such as determining empathy which may take several conversations to ascertain correctly
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Posted 4/21/12
This is a video to anyone who thinks fashion has nothing to do with you...

http://youtu.be/1LVptO7o4L8
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Posted 4/30/12
because they regard looks as an additional confidence...
Posted 5/3/12

tarakelly wrote:

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:


Young people rely on value of looks due to what they see in the media, especially with the Hollywood celebrities. It's sad really but like you have stated, they are 'young' people. Hopefully, they will mature and grow out of it and make use of their brain.
Posted 5/3/12

KnowThyself wrote:

because they regard looks as an additional confidence...


And looking good is possibly a positive expression coming from within due to a healthy mind.
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Posted 5/11/12
Looks aren't everything, and it doesn't last..
It's better to work on your personality because looks might attract people, but that's not what makes them want to stay.
I learned that the hard way.
Just be healthy mind ,body ,and soul.
And you should be fine.
Posted 5/11/12
An ugly duckling gets no praise. They remain with the other ugly ducklings, or they decide to be alone.
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Posted 5/22/12
well maybe b/c they'll eventually lose it, so if theres a time to place value on looks, its when they're young
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