Appearances - A Universal Concern

A desire to appear attractive is universal; it permeates all
cultures and peoples, and stretches from the past to the present.
Throughout history, both men and women have gone to great lengths to become
more attractive. In all parts of the world, people take many different
measures to beautify themselves. Even move, the animal world also exhibits
the desire to be attractive. Male birds of paradise, with their brilliant
hues, contrast sharply with the females. Male peacocks have stunning tail-
feathers that are obviously used to attract females as well.
Although it is true that a subgroup of all peoples have expended
great sums of money and energy to put themselves through a great deal ...

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places, and
sporting an outrageous hairdo, considers himself very attractive indeed.
Yet, so do the tall, smartly dressed businesspersons with their suit, tie,
and white handkerchief. Men and women of the Victorian era, when women's
ankles were not even permitted to be exposed, would surely be shocked at
the revealing outfits that have been donned by members of today's society.
In other words, one's perception of beauty is greatly influenced by the
surrounding environment and the social groups to which he belongs. Yet,
whatever one's perception of beauty, one thing is the same. This is that
all have taken great pains about their appearance.
Why are good appearances so important to people?
People tend to make initial judgments by first impressions that are
usually based on appearances to a great extent. These initial judgments are
doubtlessly very important in many types of social, business, and other
relationships. Moreover, it is much easier for an attractive person to ...

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