Nowadays, many people believe appearance is everything. We’ve reached a point where if you’re not attractive enough, you’ll make less money, and people won’t take you seriously.
Daniel S. Hamermesh, a professor of economics at the University of Texas, Austin, has created a new kind of economics. He calls it “pulchrinomics”, the economics of beauty. According to his book “Beauty Pays”, the average good-looking employee earns about $230,000 more than a less appealing worker. What’s more, attractive professors get higher ratings from their students, just like charming politicians win out over ugly ones.
Although obviously being unattractive can often be a huge disadvantage, there are many benefits too.
Here are the 6 best advantages of being ugly.
1. Ugly people have a great sense of humor.
Can you think of your funniest friends, the ones who tell the best jokes, and leave you in stitches? Most probably, they are unattractive. That’s because unappealing people have the habit of not taking themselves too seriously. Chances are their best jokes are based on self-irony.
2. Being ugly is easy to maintain.
If you’ve come to the conclusion that you’re unattractive, and you’re okay with that, you wouldn’t really care about your appearance that much. Things like expensive makeup, face-lifts, and designer clothes are simply not necessary in this case. What’s more, this would definitely save you a lot of money, so ugly is not only easy to maintain but it’s pretty cheap too.
3. Ugly people are more successful.
The truth is, beautiful people have everything handed to them without making any significant efforts. On the other hand, ugly people compensate by working hard and being strongly determined to succeed. Give it a thought, the greatest inventions and discoveries are made by quite unattractive, but genius people.
4. Most of the people are ugly.
Whether we like it or not, most of us are ugly. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Especially if you don’t care what other people think about you. As long as you do you, and follow your path, being unattractive shouldn’t be an obstacle.
5. Ugly people are appreciated for their personality.
When you’re beautiful, and you’re aware of that, you never know whether people like you for who you are, or how you look. It’s a well-known fact that the first thing people see in someone is their looks. That’s why if you’re ugly, you can be absolutely sure that your friends like you for your personality. Besides, if your crush agrees to go out with you, chances are they truly like you for who you are.
6. Ugly is inevitable.
As we age, beauty fades. On the contrary, ugliness can only be improved. Let’s face it. No matter how gorgeous looking you are in your teens and your 20’s, eventually, your looks will be nothing but a sweet memory. No one can escape being ugly, just some of us get there faster.