After the craziness which kicked off yesterday following Samantha Brick's rather self indulgent Daily Mail article about how women hate her for being beautiful, I couldn't help but ponder the subject. If you haven't already read the article, I recommend you do, followed by today's response - they're both quite unbelievable reads which will leave you equal parts baffled and amused.
Anyway - do we women really hate those more attractive than ourselves? If so, I should be the number one candidate. I do not consider myself even remotely attractive, all of my closest female friends are undeniably gorgeous, I'm a naturally jealous person and I have zero self confidence. So, do I hate beautiful women? Not at all. I don't hate them - I'm jealous of them.
Yes, I get jealous - what an unattractive thing to admit to, right? But jealousy is a natural thing in humans, female, male or anything in between. It's natural to feel competitive, it's natural to compare yourself to others, it's natural to envy others for what they have - it's what we do.
While I'll always be jealous of beautiful women, when they have an ugly personality I feel more a sense of pity. Looks fade - we'll all end up wrinkly, grey, with hair growing where it shouldn't be growing and skin hanging in places we didn't even know existed. How will we judge who is beautiful then? Who has the shiniest zimmerframe? Who's dentures polish up the best? No, then it will come down to who has the most beautiful soul, and a beautiful soul is worth far more than a beautiful face.