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We live in a world with lots of differences. People are dying of poverty by the millions while other people are feasting in fancy hotels in Europe and Asia. People are suffering for not been able to afford dental treatment while people are spending hundreds of thousands in a new shining smile. That’s the world. I know it can get a lot better but i also know it was a lot worst. At times slavery was common. At times killing with no reason was acceptable. It sounds like the world we live in now, right? Look up in history and you will see it was a lot worst. Our life expectancy is proof of that. This is already subject for a lot of arguments but this is not the main subject here. The main subject maybe has to do with the fact things doesn’t get even better. Much better. And the answer is my subject:

The more pleasing to the eyes seams to get a better place in the sun. It’s everywhere and it probably has something to do with “survival of the fittest” as it has to do with a very nazi concept of purity but the fact is that it is there as strong as ever or even more. We try to fill these gaps by trying to improve our social behavior. By accepting. By not saying out loud what we think about the fat, the bald, about the old, the poor, the sick and so on. Or are the fat kids the popular ones in your neighborhood’s school?

I’m in Cozumel right not and it’s a paradise people try to preserve. No wonder. It’s really amazing. But i can’t help but remembering coasts with less luck. Those with less interesting fish and less reefs and soaked in oil from transport ships. So i also had to remember about my fluffy cat. The animal i love the most. He happens to be a gourgeous persian cat. I had to remember my cat because there are cats screaming all night by the hotel in Cozumel because they are starving as billions of other animals in the world. The fish here are so friendly. They don’t fear humans. Neither the cows and pigs that we eat everyday. Ok. Not all the cows. The really beautiful cows turns into procriation machines and have a better luck.

The fact is that it seams we gotta really balance out Darwin in these situations  but we are unprepared for the task. We do want equality but we finance the differences. We pay for the top models and we go to the movies to see things pleasant to the eyes. We hang with the good looking ar the successful or those we admire in one way of the other.  And yes we choose and leave the unlucky behind. Probably many of you are as me unlucky in many subjects and lucky in a couple. In the hotel i am there are a lot of poor mexicans serving food and making sure the lucky ones are well served. I’m lucky for a week a year but as i’m not a model and i don’t find my place in the sun unless i work more than one should i have to go back tomorrow and work as most. As those mexicans serving us. The thing is: Some are spared of this. Some get it easier and it’s all about Darwin. But not the fittest to survive as Herbert Spencer said. Just the fittest and gourgeous. Deny it if you can! Tell me you left the cute kitty behind and got the ugly blind one. Tell me you are ugly and always had it easy for you. Tell me you believe most people tend to see beauty in virtue and spirit. Tell me i’m not saying the true! If i’m telling the true in other hand it will be really difficult for us to ever live in an equal society where everybody can find a place in the sun. That’s the sad true…unless you are one of the lucky ones…

You can tell me anything but you will not convince me beauty is no factor for success in our society. I’m not talking about people that uses their own beauty as an instrument as a model or a TV host. I’m talking about the small events in everyday life. Those really unfair and annoying events. If you put two girls with two broken cars. The pretty one will get help first and that’s a fact. Beautiful people get better jobs easier. They also get the reaction to this. I heard many times in my life complains from beautiful women about prejudice they receive on the job. I had an assistant that was really pretty and she lost her job because the old boss wife coudn’t accept her next to her husband. The movie “Malena” From Giuseppe Tornatore shows that reality in a very moving way. I recommend the filme bor those who didn’t have the chance yet. The fact is that our society didn’t learn to deal with this matter in a more civilized way than any other animal. Beauty calls for a very basic animal knowledge: The ability to choose a breeder. Any animal will look for certain qualities in a matte so the descendants will be born with health and strength. It is the same way with humans or at least it began that way. Of course humans tends to “sophisticate” everything and beauty was thought over and over in every fashion and detail. Society spawned contests for all kinds of visible qualities humans can spot and together grew this idea that the more good looking would deserve the best positions in live. I’m not against any kind of beauty but i think the physical on is overrated. In our society beauty tops intelligence. Beauty tops kindness. Beauty tops hard work. Beauty tops ethics. It’s amazing how strong is the power of sex appeal over human minds. How weak we can be when confronted with someone our eyes fancy. Sometimes it tops our own self esteem and we act like fools in front of beauty. The craziest of it all is that beauty is not something achievable. You either born with it or not. Of course you can take care of your looks but my point is that there’s no acknowledgeable quality that comes by merit when beauty is the subject and yet is so overrated. Beauty fades doesn’t it? How unfair is it to people that are not beautiful? How unfair is it to people that are beautiful? We always associate beauty with the person who owns is labeling them as well for the better or for the worst. I just think we are such an advanced society that learned centuries ago that beauty is not the major factor for healthy descendants so why it that so important? Why is that more important that the beauty within? Than real qualities as character? I just think it’s time to grow up!!!!