How to teach people to be beautiful and strong – by Mark Tyrrell
We’re all beautiful, are we not? Well, er… no, actually.
Like it or not, there are universal standards for male and female beauty. And – most unfairly – standard notions of ‘attractiveness’ may be hardwired in the brain. It’s been found that even very young babies tend to stare longer at faces widely considered attractive by adults. (1)
But it gets worse! Beautiful and handsome types get preferential treatment. From the courtroom, where the beautiful people are deemed more honest and trustworthy, to the movies, where the handsome and pretty are portrayed as braver and more determined than the rest of us.
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