Happiness & Beauty, does being pretty make you happier?
Beauty is power, a smile it’s sword ~ John Ray
Well my friends according to a study done by the University of Texas and printed in USA Today apparently it does. However, let’s understand the mechanism, it’s been long-established that people considered traditionally good-looking, more symmetrical facial features, earn more than those who are not considered good-looking. So all of those years you’ve been claiming your sister, brother, friend was getting a benefit from being physically attractive, guess what, you were right!
The benefit is limited to economics and things like first dates, but being more successful on those fronts promotes a better self-image, increases confidence and being financially better off reduces stress and that is why pretty people on average are happier. However, this is an average, I know some really unhappy pretty people and some down right happy people who wouldn’t be considered physically attractive. So all in all, there may be some merit to being classically beautiful, but there is so much more to happiness. So even if you’re only as pretty as me:
You can still have happy days my friends ~ Rev Kane
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