Oh Dog! DeDe here.
Today I have an important tip for all of you. Beauty is NOT synonymous with self-worth.
In 2013, young girls are still being conditioned to view their worth by their beauty.
And why not? Beautiful people tend to make higher salaries. They are less likely to be found guilty in a court of law.
And like attracts like. A study of friendships among women found that many of you choose friendships based on similar attractiveness.
Last year, CNN did a series on how we see beauty, and they found that babies respond more to symmetrical faces, those that we consider beautiful. We also know that those with asymmetrical faces are more likely to come from “difficult or deprived” backgrounds.
In other words, those who are beautiful are more likely to have easier lives, and those people tend to stick together.
But is beauty synonymous with worth?
That is a choice you have to make. If you only value people you find to be physically attractive, then you are missing out on a vast array of interesting people, both male and female.
If you see your own worth as based on your beauty, then you must know your worth will only continue to fade.
Perhaps it’s time to find another way to determine how humans value one another, particularly women.