posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 04:03 PM
reply to post by Frankidealist35
Sayings "looks aren't important" is just like saying "skin color does not matter". Obviously, on a natural level and a level in which our society
should be, these things would not matter. However, our society is so shallow that these things represent symbology.
An "ugly" person has his looks related to the other aspects of his life. If his looks are "lacking" than so is the rest of his priorities. In
logic this is known as an ad hominem
, and is generally considered a fallacy.
In addition, there is a difference between being considered "ugly" and being considered "sickly" which people often mistake. In the wild, an
animal may or may not be left to die because it can look sick, and would bring the rest of the herd down. However, an animal would never judge another
as looking "ugly".
You may throw out the argument that "birds look for an attractive looking mate, usually represented by their colors". This is, again, a confusion. A
bird or animal with great colors is usually the result of a very healthy individual. So, an animal would obviously look for the healthiest mate to
advances its species.
Society is ridiculous and has it back-asswards.