Saturday, October 28, 2006

The Peril of Beauty

See the article: Why I Hate Beauty.
As the head of a public relations agency, I work with these women day and night. You might expect that to make me feel good, as we normally like being around attractive people. But my exposure to extreme beauty is ruining my capacity to love the ordinarily beautiful women of the real world, women who are more likely to meet my needs for deep connection and partnership of the soul.
The author complains that his constant exposure to beautiful Hollywood actresses has ruined his ability to date everyday women, while those actresses ironically have poor self-evaluation of their own beauty.

In years past, societies had good strategies to avoid this problem: modesty in dress, controlled dating, censorship of pornograhy, and single-sex high schools and colleges.

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