beauty and intelligence (25 & 26)

Posted on April 9, 2011

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25: Would you rather date someone plain with an amazing personality or someone beautiful with a plain personality?

I get where this is coming from, but I think it’s confusing.  I don’t think that anyone who has an amazing personality is plain, ever.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and what I look for doesn’t have anything to do with a person’s face.  OK, i shouldn’t say “anything” because attraction is an important element, especially for people who are going out to bars and are on the prowl.  Yes, if I’m going out to look for some fun, physical attraction is a higher priority.  however, if I’m getting to know someone and they are exciting, intelligent, funny, open minded, etc. etc., there is absolutely no way i would find them “plain”, i would be attracted to them.  And I believe the same goes for “beautiful with a plain personality”.. if someone matches up to our culturally defined notion of beauty to a T, but they are a bad person, I don’t find them attractive. So… under the constraints of the question i would choose someone “plain” but I wouldn’t find them plain.

26: Choose two: mentally stable, intelligent, attractive. Explain why you chose those two.

I think that mentally stable and intelligent people are attractive.  Intelligence is way way way WAY sexier than physical appearance. Hands down.  So I would choose mental stability and intelligence, and i get the third one free. It’s so strange to me that we compartmentalize beauty and intelligence/mentality, as if what goes on inside of us and how we act in the world and the energies we put out are mutually exclusive from our physical appearance or how people view us.  I think it’s symptomatic of living in a society where we have created a narrowly-defined image of beauty (which is unattainable for most people) and place more emphasis on how people look than who they are.  Thanks, capitalism and patriarchy.

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” Dr. Wayne Dyer.

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30 Day Personal Challenge

1: Name two of the most significant people in your life and explain why.

2: What is your stance on religion? Would you affiliate yourself with any?

3: What band / musician is most important to you?  Explain why.

4: If you could chose a time period to be born at , which one would it be and why?

5: At what age were you the happiest?

6: Name five things from your wishlist.

7: Do you read? If so, what are your three favorite books and why?

8: If you could live anywhere, where would you live and why?

9: How old do you think you act? Explain.

10: If you could only live off of one food and one beverage for the rest of your days, what would they be?

11: What is your favorite quote? How does it relate to your life?

12: What item of clothing do you wear the most?

13: What can you not live without?

14: Name things that you do every day.

15: Who is someone you admire. Why?

16: If the world were to end tomorrow, what would you do with your remaining time on earth?

17: What do you want to be when you get older? Why did you choose it?

18: If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be? What would you say to them or ask them?

19: What is your favorite film? Why is it so important to you?

20: Would you consider yourself an optimist or a realist? Why?

21: Do you want children? Why or why not?

22: What subject did / do you exceed in / at school?

23: Are you a fan of art? If so, who is your favorite artist? What artistic movement do you prefer?

24: How attractive do you consider yourself?

25: Would you rather date someone plain with an amazing personality or someone beautiful with a plain personality?

26: Choose two: mentally stable, intelligent, attractive. Explain why you chose those two.

27: Which do you prefer: films or television? Why?

28: If you could choose to live forever, would you? Why or why not?

29: Do you wish for anything at 11:11? If so, what do you wish for? Has anything ever come true?

30: What do you imagine your life like at age fifty?

 

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