I can think of another potential disadvantage of being physically more attractive than most people: the beautiful person has power over those with unenviable looks, which power corrupts the model's character. The model who manipulates men, toying with them, using them for petty gain, and so on may come to detest men in turn for their shallowness and malleability. Beauty can perform like a weapon. Just as having the most nuclear weapons arguably corrupted the United States for decades, as the CIA undermined democracies around the world, being especially attractive should make the model cynical and perhaps duplicitous or even sociopathic as he or she learns the model can use others to do their bidding.

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

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