When I see pictures on the internet about rating people, I see lots of 10/10, 7-8 comments to an obviously average person. Yes, no one likes being called "average" but, shouldn't people know the truth? Isn't that why we're asking, to find out the truth?
On a 1-10 scale, 5 is in the middle, hence, average. Assuming the shape is Bell curved, this means the majority of the world are 5s, and subsequently, slightly less people are 4/6, then even less are 3/7, and so on.
Most of the time, I view myself as a 5: average, and I view most others as 5s as well. I'm pretty realistic. Once in a while, I'll run into a 6, whom I might date, and I'll see 7/8s in magazines and TV. It's well known that the majority of people walking around our neighborhoods, cities, schools, and work is average, a 5, hence why it's called average.
So, by commenting, "You're hot! 10/10" to an average person over and over again to a bunch of average pictures gives people a false sense of how attractive they feel. It's like giving participation trophies or points just for showing up. Yeah, it's nice but, it alters society's sense of what is real in the long run and over generations, giving each generation after us a sense of entitlement because they're hot when they actually or not, or thinking that they're smarter than everyone else because they've been told they are. Whatever your mom told you growing up: that you're the strongest, fastest, nicest, smartest, most good looking person in the world isn't true; and the rest of the world doesn't share the same opinion, unfortunately.
I'm not here to bring people down, I'm here to open your eyes to reality. By realizing that most of us are average, we can then realize that we're all in the same boat. We don't have to be intimidated by each other or think that we don't have as much to offer than someone else. We can socialize without the confidence issues because everyone else is struggling with the same thing.
So, who cares if you're a 5, 5 is average. There's a whole lot of us out there and we should own it.