Physical biases: Plastic Surgery

Essay by vodkavixen04 June 2006

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Everyday we make assumptions by what we can see physically. Even in the supermarkets,we distinguish good products from bad ones based on how they look. We are apt to choose good-looking products because they don't have flaws, cracks, and bruises. Moreover, we assume them to have good qualities and good tastes. Appearance actually has little to do with the taste of a fruit, but we are bias in favor of beauty due to human nature. Because people judge human beings based on how they look, we constantly deal with discrimination. Unfortunately, in our society, physically appealing people benefit more than physically unappealing people weather or not the less attractive person is more well rounded or more intelligent all together.

Therefore, advantages enjoyed by those beautiful people, are countless. Such examples of these advantages may include relationships, marriage, and career. The good looking waitress makes a better tip, the shapely cheerleader is more popular then the homely band student, and theoretically, the better looking women has more of a chance of evading a traffic ticket.

We are likely to expect to be treated equally, but more often then not, that just doesn't happen in the real world. Along side of exercise, dieting, make up, and a variety of other of the most popular ways to take advantage of the human obsession with appearance without being born with it, is cosmetic surgery. However dangerous, expensive and painful cosmetic surgery may be, it produces an otherwise unattainable goal people strive to achieve their whole lives...physical perfection to the scrutinizing impossibility of human standards. Physical perfection, most people believe to be necessary in order to obtain these higher standards of living only shows its negative side once it is achieved, and sometimes long after you've payed the price.

Being beautiful provides a great...