I've made an important discovery.
Being attractive is not all it's cracked up to be.
I have been deceived for many years, thinking beautiful people have an easier life than me. For instance, I was watching a television anchor one day and was absolutely star struck by how pretty he was. He was interviewing the Jonas brothers, I think, and doing all kinds of crazy stuff with them. No matter what sort of outfit they put him in, he looked awesome. He wasn't doing anything remarkable, but he was so good-looking, you wanted to watch him and root for him. "Can you imagine how easy his life must be?" I asked my husband, "People must just fall all over him. He can get anyone to do anything for him just by smiling their way. He doesn't have to be good at anything. All he has to do is show up." I thought him the perfect example of how pretty people get ahead in life because of their looks.
But the other day I was watching two beautiful people interact. Both the man and woman were young and extremely attractive, with pretty faces and spectacular bodies to match. As they talked there was this little flirty thing going on, which was entertaining for me, but I wondered what their significant others would think. For the first time it occurred to me how very good-looking people face temptations I do not. It would be easy to get wrapped up in flirtatious encounters and let them go too far. Do they deal with that every day? What must it be like to have men eager to talk to you all the time? How do they handle the attention appropriately?
Either they have people falling all over them all the time or they face the other extreme. They are left alone because others think they are "out of their league" or think too highly of themselves. Do the pretty people of the world have more wrong assumptions made about them than others? Do individuals truly hate them only because they're beautiful?
There's a lot of burden. It's time for me to quit being jealous.