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Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Washington State, Home of the Weed.
The problem is that being "ugly" is in fact an issue. Many scientists have correlated facial symmetry with health. This is not always the case, but it is in many cases. So "better looking people" will subconsciously be repulsed by less good looking people because in their eyes the genes are "inferior" even though this may not be the case and whether or not certain genes are inferior change with the overall environment of Earth and social/cultural influences.
OP has a point in that being ugly is not the end of the world, but it will certainly mean a life that is less enjoyable, just like how chronic diseases or allergies can significantly lower the quality of life for people who suffer from them. It is a significant handicap and people who are "ugly" have a right to complain. The problem is that this can't really be solved just with plastic surgery, which would be extremely expensive -> the problem also lies with parents who had kids without thinking about how their kids would turn out or parents without particularly good genetics themselves choosing to have kids. Society and the world is cruel. It's all about survival of the fittest.
Whether or not someone is "fit" in American human society depends on these factors: for men -> should be tall, symmetrical face, be able to grow facial hair, fit and/or muscular, general v shaped body, no diseases, high intelligence, good personality, status, money; for women symmetrical/pretty face (based on media images). long natural hair (indicates health), no diseases, hourglass figure, personality, intelligence.
But what happens when you get the crappiest of the crappiest genetics from the genetic lottery? Of course life is gonna suck. Whose fault is it? Definitely not yours. Your parents? They are partly to blame. Society? They are also partly to blame. The cruelty of Existence? yeah 100%
Of course you can hunker down and with your willpower overcome many of these obstacles, but genetics will always be on your heels, hounding you for life. You can only do so much to overcome genetics.
Just to add, those pretty girls and guys or naturally very fit, muscular, etc. people, yeah they will enjoy their 20s, 30s (though many women already start losing their looks by their 30s), maybe even their 40s, but I can tell you that by their 50s, they won't be so happy anymore and many will not be enjoying life at all by 60. I've met a lot of men and women who go to the gym obsessively who are around their late 30s. Why? Because they can slowly feel old age rotting their bodies away and destroying their appearance. One guy in the army even told me that he secretly hopes not to live past 40 so that he can "die in his prime" He's 38 and signs up for the most dangerous areas. Maybe you never get to enjoy the good times attractive people get to enjoy, but they are going to experience a lot of hurt when they lose all of that when they get old.
Life is fleeting if you think about it. Appearance will rot slowly with age. Everything does. That doesn't mean you shouldn't try to take care of it, but ultimately, your ideas and conscience and how much you have enjoyed your time on Earth is what matters in the end when you leave the world. Relationships as well, to an extent, but I believe that we enter and exit this world alone, so your own consciousness is what matters the most.