As human beings we are drawn to beauty in myriad of ways as they appeal to our five senses. We appreciate pleasant looks, pleasant scents, pleasant music/sounds/voices, and pleasant textures.

This tendency is both a strength and a weakness of humanity. Our partiality for the aesthetically pleasing causes great art, music, scents, and materials to be created. On a more personal front, it is this tendency which brings us to be lulled, seduced, or deceived by pleasing appearances.

At one time or another, we have had to come face to face with the stark reality that appearances can indeed be deceiving and this comes as a surprise to us since humans unconsciously attribute virtue to the bearer of a beautiful face. And this is many times not the case.

When we are infatuated or enamored by a certain person on this basis–that they are good looking–we become vulnerable to being taken advantage of or abused by these people since we automatically roll over and acquiesce to their whims on the assumption that their intentions are virtuous.

We must be continuously vigilant about this probability when we begin interactions with a person whom we find attractive whether it be in a romantic or platonic context. Our natural bias to beautiful faces does not give us an edge in interactions with them and instead is a disadvantage.

Beautiful people are a pleasure to look at and it is not a sin to merely appreciate beauty but when we allow beauty or good looks to unduly influence us, it opens us to many unfavorable avenues emotionally and psychologically.

We must be remind ourselves that despite their appearances, they are just as human and fallible as the rest of us and are not exempt from typical human failings and are not perfect like the rest of us.

Their appearances though give them more opportunity to be corrupted by the availability of opportunity to take advantage of others and as such, their attractiveness would provide them more ‘willing victims’ for manipulation than the average person.

Considering all these, they would actually have less incentive to be the virtuous people we might purport them to be on the basis of their pleasant smiles and attractive appearances. They then get away with more things than others who have not been bestowed with good looks.

With these factors in play, the chances that they would be good or virtuous would be less than an average person who has not been favored by generic lottery.

When one enters into a relationship or an interaction with such a person, one might be considered lucky on the surface to have won the affections of an appealing person; however, trite would be certain risks involved and this is something which much be considered.

(c) Niconica 2012

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