Do you ever feel like the truly beautiful people in the world are among some genetic elite and you will never be a part of it? How do you deal with this feel? Maybe /fa/ finally got to me but I can't help but feel aesthetically inferior knowing that people that look like pic related exist.
No, because beauty fades away. It might seem like a great asset, but it's pretty horrible to see it dying.
Intelligence is way, way more valuable than corporeal beauty. You can keep getting more of it, and it helps your outlook on life, and also can guide you to truth.
Meanwhile, beautiful people all get rather desperate in their mid 20s, when they realize they're actively losing looks each year. Then the middle age crisis kicks in, and it's shit. If you're not prepared, then you're fucked.
If you're handsome AND smart, though, then you're doing pretty well. But the corporeal beauty will fade away just the same.
Imagine if you're playing an RPG and you're given the opportunity to choose between a perk that gives you a permaboost of 10 hp, and one which gives you a temporary boost of 100 hp (one time only).
If you pick the second one, you're retarded. We always live in the present, and once it becomes past, everything's gone. Beauty fades away.
Only if you don't take care pf yourself.
Also all of the smartest people I know are good looking.
His face looks like a fucking sports car, that's a weird looking guy imo
In the interests of full disclosure, this is my busted-arse asymmetrical ginger head
Seems you're the dumbass here; they just said that beauty doesn't matter too much because it dies, whereas other qualities can last forever. OP was sad about not being handsome, but beauty fades away, it's not such a great thing. If we are to choose between being handsome or intelligent, for example, intelligence is better.
Have you seen how hideous some of the fashion designers look? Like that anon said, intellect has more worth.
Have you seen how hideous some of the fashion designers look?
I have noticed this. It seems almost as if they want to flourish and be beautiful, but must put their hard-worked upon pieces on unoriginal models who receive all the attention.
I'm depressed and anxious.
This person is spot on!
Beauty comes from being smart enough to know when and how to treat your body with the right amount of food and exercise as well as what to change to make your lifestyle more healthy and sustainable with a routine and a purpose. I believe almost anyone can be beautiful if they are smart enough to make a series of small lifestyle changes that over all improve your health and mental well being. That and knowledge and experience make will change how people perceive you and in turn create an identity which is FAR more attractive then simply looking really good. Personal Development, Will Power, Authenticity, Integrity, Personal Identity, Knowledge and Intelligence are the key ingredients that make someone attractive to me.
Has anyone from here been or is from Sweden or Norway?
WHAT THE FUCK.
Like. Actually. What the fucking fuck is fucking going on?
Guys, around age 16-40 ... are almost all model tier. Like, 8 guys out of 10 could easily score with any fucking female on the planet.
Image related. Makes me feel like this bad boy.
Yes, but—I've always found it real easy to score with Euro babes, specially in Sweden, I'm half black and 1.74 tall, it's my skin they love to lick, or to take pictures with the black on white.
Not if you're diligent in taking care of yourself. Pic related, she's 80 years old.
Holy ressentiment, Batman!
As if intelligence doesn't fade away, as if it's not horrible to watch intelligence die - have you ever done it?
I'm not even talking about outright dementia, which I haven't personally seen first hand, but most people just decline after a certain point. Most acutely, though, I'm thinking of someone for whom "mentor" is probably the closest word, though not quite right, before and after aggressive chemotherapy.
And as if "intelligence" was a real, definite, single thing (beauty isn't either, more later), or that any trait can be said to be "worth more" "in life" or whatever... please, really, if you want to actually try after being smart you have to start with calling yourself on your own inherited bullshit. To try to be less basic. This brains-beats-beauty spiel is a trite upper every semi-smart, not conventionally attractive kid believes at some point(s) in school, and they believe it because it was propagated out to them from old, ugly, vry srs, think-they're-smart men who tell it to themselves to feel better, too.
Feel better about what? "Their mortality," that, newsflash, everything "fades away," that we exist in time and then we don't and nothing is exempt. Holy fucking God, you're heading for Woody Allen tier if you can say something "fades away" and don't figure out fast that means you, too - you'll spend your time obsessing and making clever-neurotic wisecracks about it in between raping children until you die, telling yourself you still had your genius.
As far as this:
>Do you ever feel like the truly beautiful people in the world are among some genetic elite and you will never be a part of it?
Like, sure, but it's hardly that simple, and if you know anyone like that you'll know (like most elite statuses) it's a situation horribly fucked in its own way.
Something else you just have to get used to existing as a constant presence in your life: inferiority in aspects. You'll always be less something than someone. Welcome to being human! Enjoy your equal worth and right to a life, whatever that means in the light of our common smallness set against the rest of existence! Now don't fuck it up and go make whatever you are something satisfying and worth being!
"Truly beautiful" "genetic elites" are also not nearly as common as you'd think from carefully produced fashion images. Self-pasta from something I wrote once when someone asked "Why are most models so fucking ugly?" that's pretty much everything I believe about "beauty:"
>Lily is amazing. A lot of people on the Internet, and a lot of fashion people have talked so much shit about Lily and have called her “ugly” and I’ve always defended her. Last night, I was hanging out with all my sisters from the house of Chez Deep, and they follow fashion but they’re not cued-in to all these models or whatever. We’re going through the American Vogue September issue super stoned and we get to Lily McMenamy in that Marc Jacobs ad and Colin Self—this amazing contemporary artist and performer whom I look up to very much—places a finger on Lily’s face and says, “that is the best face I have seen in this entire magazine so far.” Lily appeals to insiders…people who get it!
Hari Nef, http://bullettmedia.com/article/performance-artist-hari-nef-on-prada-dick-pics-and-giant-burritos/
One of the most liberating lessons possible is that beauty isn't really a thing, certainly not a single thing. Not even in a "everyone is beautiful!!!1!" way. But that everyone is beautiful and everyone is ugly if you look at them the right way. "Subjective" doesn't even begin to cover it, because to most ears that'll just make it sound like it's up to stable, endogenous personal preferences in a fully autonomous subject, as if that were a thing. It's way more particular than that - you can find someone beautiful or ugly depending on your mood, it can change with a conscious effort to see their body in a certain light, it can change on the literal light.
But I think the main thing lies in everything about the person besides their meat body. First, of course, where they read as being in the whole social clusterfuck of class, gender, race, etc. Second, on their manner, their bearing, their own idiosyncratic charisma. It's like Cara Delevingne's Twitter bio: "Professional human being." The only thing seperating Cara from every rando beanstalk blonde is that she's Cara, goofy, engaging, laidback, conventionally pretty and classed enough to access everything the world promises good white girls but choosing instead to access other things, sure and untroubled by those choices. Who wouldn't want to engage with someone like that, to look at them, to be in their presence?
At the end the thing that makes someone attractive, sexually or otherwise, I think, is the sense that in this nutso, constricting world they can help us be more fully human, more autonomous, more self-determined, more alive and sensate and creative, as opposed to being meat machines hemmed in, thwarted, dulled, flattened by circumstances. The fashion system exists to [make a buttload of money because they] create and sell us garments that promise to be tools for that. Models are the means by which that promise is made, and they're hired on [a codification of] that basis alone. If they're not quarterback or cheerleader next door types, it's because those people are suburban and basic, and because to ascend to confidence and desirability when the ability to fail at those is inscribed on your *face* speaks to a greater aptitude.