Beauty fades, dumb is forever

 

I caught this phrase from famous insult comic and drag queen Bianca Del Rio when she was performing as Judge Judy on the well-known Snatch Game challenge that appears every season on Rupaul’s Drag Race. I’ve used this phrase to describe, in the comfort of my own mind, beautiful people I could not bear.

The fascinating thing about this privilege is the fact that it does not have a gender, no age, no specific race or a certain socio-economic status. Beauty hides in all the social layers that our planet is covered in.

Before you jump to conclusions and start thinking of me simply being a jealous and perhaps even ugly twat, let me ask you one thing: “Are beautiful people privileged in one way or another?” Because I have come to believe that that is true in a variety of cases.

Beautiful things are more interesting, they don’t look dangerous, they may intrigue you and, obviously, beautiful things are just wonderful to look at. They satisfy the eye.

The world has been obsessed with beauty since its very existence. This obsession is likely to stay and will perhaps even infect other nearby solar systems. Some beautiful people have a what one may call ‘get out of jail free’-card. Not literally, but some beautiful creatures are more easily forgiven for the mistakes they may have made.

I do not condemn beauty, nor do I think good-looking people just receive everything they ask for. Though after some extensive observation, I was convinced that also in beauty one may find certain privileges and people who aren’t that physically blessed, may not.

The fascinating thing about this privilege is the fact that it does not have a gender, no age, no specific race or a certain socio-economic status. Beauty hides in all the social layers that our planet is covered in. You may be born into wealth, into status or power but you cannot be born into beauty, you can only be born with it.

Painting of Venus on the half shell By Henri Picou
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