Hello everyone I am fairly new to this site and I have decided to create my first post on the morality of physical appearance. I know that to the common person physical appearance may mean what a person looks like to others. However this is not the case. Visual appearance is what people visually see such as your eyes, ears, nose, etc. Now I do not claim to be an expert on anything whatsoever. These are just my moral clashes within my mind that I wish to share with you people. :)
Anyways the question I am posing, is it moral that some people are born with more attractive physical appearances to the public eye. Is it something we can even solve rationally? Is it similar to the opinion that everyone is born with different advantages or disadvantages solely based on luck?
This is my question and I hope that someone reading this can help me form a discussion and help me clear my head. Thanks
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I don't think it is a question of morality but of preference and it has been drilled in our genetics to view people this way. It has been accounted that babies lay their eyes longer in people who they find attractive. According to Da Vinci it is a question of proportions. On the other hand, I do believe that each person has their own advantages because the reason that they have survived was because of natural selection, therefore; there must be some advantages in their genes to be allowed to propagate. Genetic variation increases our chances of our survival as a specie. Okay, I've drifted too far away from the subject, let me get back on track. When I was younger, I cared a lot about physical attractiveness and it would constitute my first impression on people. Contrary, now; I evaluate people for their inner beauty because physical attractiveness can only last so long. I don't believe it is a moral issue to solve, because some people look past physical attractiveness though it would be a plus. (PS: I used to find my boyfriend physically unattractive but after knowing him I found him more and more attractive physically just based on the fact that he was a nice guy.) Oh... maybe that's it, if people are genuinely nice they could be viewed more attractive physically just because of their personality. I know this is an odd concept, but there has been many guys viewed "a bit unattractive" but because of their good personality has become popular and "attractive". OR, the other way to solve it: plastic surgery? maybe that's why it is so popular?1