Monday, February 9, 2009
Both beauty and brains are subjective. Hence, a person can often fall into an illusion of having both without having either of them. Nevertheless, I reckon both in moderation are quite important.
Brains aka intelligence is more long lasting than beauty. Besides, in today’s world, beauty can be artificially procured by a variety of cosmetic surgeries. And, beauty comes with a shelf-life. One may stay beautiful until 40 or even 50 years of age. However, intelligence lasts longer and continues to grow.
With intelligence comes a more bold and confident personality. That is, one might look average but may have a commendable general knowledge. It is not to be forgotten that most famous women in the world where known more for their intelligence than beauty; Cleopatra and Veronica Franco. Undoubtedly, brains trump beauty.
But, one needs to have an attractive physical appearance to trigger a conversation. Attraction is the one main factor that draws attention. One needs to be good or at least average looking to be classified as presentable. Only then, people shall show interest in involving oneself in a conversation.
Ultimately, it depends on what an individual values more. To simply put it, it is a choice between someone who constantly looks for a mirror to check on his/her looks to a person with whom you can have an informative and healthy conversation.
Besides, there is no protocol that an intelligent person is ugly and a beautiful person is less intelligent. Mostly, one might find a combination of both.
Physical attraction is temporary, as beauty is not long lasting and is merely a first-sight impression. Therefore, I regard or value brains slightly over beauty. A comfortable balance between the two will lead to a win-win situation. Besides, any of the negative qualities can be improved later on.
A bit of both beauty and brains is quintessential. But, in the ideal world, the scale shall definitely tip more towards brains than beauty.
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