LIFESTYLE: Is It True That Beautiful/Handsome People Live Better Lives?6 Comments

Chris-Vincent A. Febiri
Posted on 22 Aug 2012 at 3:52pm

This article may be comical to some readers but maybe it has some truth. Less than a decade ago, BBC published an article citing a research by Dr. Nancy Etcoff, a Harvard University psychologist. Dr. Etcoff  mentioned in her book Survival of the Fittest, that attractive men and women are in advantage from the beginning of life. Dr. Etcoff’s work also cites that:

“Mothers are more likely to make a fuss of pretty babies. Teachers think good-looking pupils are “smarter and more sociable”. Police officers, judges and juries are more lenient towards beautiful people. If you break down in your car, the better looking you are the more likely someone is to stop and help you out”.

I have concluded this research to be factual.When I made an attempt to notice how people were treated in everyday life, my observations made me laugh when I noticed how quick men were to open doors for a beautiful woman or gawk at her in the grocery store isle.

I also noticed how job websites only portray an attractive person in order for one to apply. Likewise for men, I noticed how a handsome man is given more attention by female employees in shopping stores when in need of help.

In the cases of babies, I have witnessed people compliment parents with attractive children.

Lastly, I can believe a complete stranger helping a gorgeous damsel in distress when her car should break down-and then turning around to ask for her number!

In your opinion, do you think beautiful/handsome people live better lives considering the fact that, they tend to get a lot of favors and cut around things?

Photo Credit


Chris-Vincent A. Febiri

Chris-Vincent is a Freelance Blogger/Writer, Founder and Editor of GhanaCelebrities.Com. He is a “witty” writer who wrote several award winning articles/debates during his Secondary School days at Adisadel College. To develop his writing skills, studied Communication as a major with Sociology and Law at Newham College Of Further Education, London. Currently, he holds a degree in Law (LLB), Diploma in Para Legal and, he is a postgraduate Law student majoring in International Human Rights... He is the author of the popular eBook 'Success Is A Right, Not A Privilege'. He also blogs at www.TopVincent.Com. BBM pin: 7C7331B2. Remember "absence of evidence is not evidence of absence".... Click Here To Hire Me



Read Also
  • Dr. Miyagi

    Hmmmmmmmm I will come back to this topic cause I don’t really agree with this 

    [Reply]

  • zena

    @miyagi. why dont u agree? if you are handsome you sould agree. I think this article is true most of the time

    [Reply]

    Dr. Miyagi Reply:

    I’m not saying that the article is not true, but the fact that some someone can come out and make a statement like that is utterley rubbish what kind of message is he trying to send out there by the way me. Being beautiful or not does not allow me to agree with Dr. Etcof @zena,

    [Reply]

  • S3M3NHYIA

    I don’t agree that they live better lives.They can only live a better life if they take advantage of the edge they have over less attractive people. everyone likes beautiful things and so its true that a beautiful person would get more attention and subsequently assistance.But what you do with that favor you have is what matters.If at an interview a handsome guy gets the same score as a not-so handsome guy,it is highly likely the handsome one will be chosen,now after he is  chosen,his performance/behavior is what will determine if he stays on or not.  If at a public place a beautiful girl farts,everyone would assume its the ugly one…………LOL that’s on a lighter note.

    [Reply]

    Betty Reply:

    @S3M3NHYIA, Hahahaha
     If at a public place a beautiful girl farts,everyone would ****ume its the ugly one
    This is true.

    [Reply]

  • ThickMama

    i dnt agree kraa. Its a stressd up lyf..jst wen u need sum peace n quiet 2 go abt ur shoppin, now sum dude wants 2 help n take ur numba..its annoyin sum tyms, cos my bf cnt take d attention i get..n always ask ques if i went sumwher alone…we appreciate d kind gestures bt trust me its irritatin.

    [Reply]