“That’s a bit harsh isn’t it.”
“Well they are, what’s so wrong with telling the truth these days.”
A very interesting thing to hear, while as you can imagine both the people in question were rather pretty, they had some rather different attitudes.
One was honest to a fault and the other would pander to people for their approval, I must admit in mown personal preference I found the more honest one to be my cup of tea.
They say looks fade, which of course they do.
The ravages of time take a rather hefty effect on us all, however considering that doesn’t happen for a long time, how you are perceived by others does make a difference. It changes how they treat you, how kind they are, how cruel they are, just how they are in general.
If in your group you’re the good looking one, you get all the attention and you love it.
Go to another group of better looking people and suddenly you’re cast to the side and seen as a last resort, which obviously means you spend less time with this group of friends in favour of your less attractive ones, usually coming up with some bullshit excuse of “They’re nicer people and more fun to be found” when what you really mean is “I get more attention here, I can be more confident in this group”.
People put so much of their self worth in how they look compared to others, be those friends or not.
The funniest part is the girl who was being ‘harsh’ was right in what she said, the poor chap was quite ugly, unfortunately and as such he will never be able to pick and choose who he loves, he will have to settle for who decides to love him, despite the fact that he might be one of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet.
That’s just how life works.
Everyone is shallow to some degree, some of us are just better at admitting it.