Milo Yiannopoulos said on the Anthony Cumia Show the other day that the country is divided, and that the division is between the good looking and the ugly. Everyone laughed.
The comment struck a nerve with me.
I’m a good looking dude. But I like to attribute all my successes, and even my looks, to hard work.
I worked my ass off in the gym and ate the right things for years in order to be good looking. I bought clothes that don’t suck. I earned it. I think anyone can be good looking.
That will be the slogan if I ever open a gym: “Anyone can be a six”.
But that’s not where the divide is. It’s not necessarily good looking versus lazy. I’m not going to get into why some people are good looking. I’m going to talk about how they are better than ugly people.
It really starts with the development of social skills.
We call someone “good looking” when they are sexually attractive. Meaning, we want to have sex with them. There is more to being sexually attractive than just good looks, for men, but that’s why we use the term good looking. It refers to good genes, which is a positive reproductive characteristic.
That more is multiplied by being good looking. Again, they develop the social skills, which is most of what women find attractive.
Social skills not only provide the ability to charm her, but also the status that comes with being able to deal with social pressure. Again – good reproductive traits.
Good looking people develop social skills because people want to have sex with them.
Because more people want to have sex with them, the good looking are put in more social situations than ugly people.
Because they are put in more social situations, they can be more selective about the social situations they end up in.
Because they are both choosy and the raw numbers are higher, good looking people will be in more difficult social situations.
Because they are put in more social situations, and more difficult social situations, good looking people will develop social skills at a faster rate than ugly people.
These social skills provide an advantage in the dating market, the job market, and community leadership positions (politics) where sharp social skill is a requisite.
Because the good looking have them leadership positions, they will make more money, as there is more money in leadership.
Because they have the same jobs and the same friend circles that were found by filtering out less fun people with worse social skills, good looking people will tend to hang out together.
This concentrates the wealth, the beauty, and the charisma.
If you’re still not sold that beauty is better than the alternative, there are still more pros.
People that grow up good looking are constantly told they are good looking.
When you are constantly told something, you start to believe it. When that thing is a good thing, you start to be confident about it, because it’s something you can enjoy and rely on to bring positive results.
Good looking people can feel good about looks, and develop a confidence about this. Not only are they not insecure about looks, but they will gain confidence faster than ugly people because their confidence is reinforced by the sexual market, compliments, and, soon social scenes.
In the world of social media, where looks and money are visible for all, the good looking rule. Confidence rooted in looks, perceived value, and perceived status are all reinforced with “likes” on different social platforms.
Perceived status can be backed up when you actually are in exclusive social circles and have the charisma to show for it.
Not “you”, but good looking people.
There is an inequality gap in America and in the world.
There is inequality with income. There is inequality with perceived status (“likes”), and there is inequality with real status (jobs and dating market options).
All this inequality exists because of the divide between the good and the ugly.
Well. Some of it.