Thursday, July 17, 2014

Personality vs. Pectorals

No, this is not a figment of your imagination. Yes, I have risen from the perpetual and hypothetical writing graveyard. I have no excuse for my absence other than the fact that I somehow stumbled upon a social life. Trust me, it was a shock to my system as well. This post surrounds the thoughts that have been swirling around my head within the last couple of months. Read further if you're a fan of immature people writing about mature topics.

I'm generally confused by humans most of the time, especially when it comes to attraction and regarding the opposite sex. As human beings, we have a wide spectrum of emotions that make up who we are, and what we like. So why do we focus on superficial qualities over personal characteristics? For example, there is a man (a God, if you will) that visits my workplace on a daily basis. He is downright one of the most gorgeous male species I have ever seen in my life, and by that I mean that I have ever encountered in Omaha, Nebraska. His jawline is taught and could cut diamonds, and he's tall and built like an Olympic athlete. He truly has the face of an angel, and you want to know what else? The guy is a total prick. He isn't rude in the sense that he thinks he's the hottest guy in the room (which he is), but rather he has absolutely no social skills, no personality whatsoever. It was such a bummer when he walked in for the first time and I went to check him out (check out his order and his body if you know what I mean), and he barked out his order and walked away. I thought maybe he was having an off day, but it turns out every day he wakes up on the wrong side of the bed and has a bowl of douchey-o's for breakfast. I would like to think that if I were ever given the opportunity to date that stud, I would turn it down. Because for me, relationships are so much more than physical attraction, so much more than a pretty face. If you have a disgusting personality I truly want nothing to do with you romantically. For what is an apple with a rotten core? Yet, I see people all the time wanting nothing more than to be with someone because they could be the spawn of Jesus, but have nothing else to offer. Are we all so shallow that we can't look past the exterior to delve into what's deeper? As I grow older, I find myself more attracted to someone who can make me laugh or really just let his guard down when we talk, compared to someone who is gorgeous and is only concerned with his pecs and sideburns. Don't get me wrong, I still drool everytime there's a handsome man in my presence. Yet, as soon as I find out the personality isn't there, the luster dissapates and all that's left is an admiration for his parents well developed DNA. 

The point of this ranting and raving is to remind people of a saying we all know and love: "don't judge a book by it's cover". For it may look like a really hot, well built book, but when you read it you find out it's a trashy Twilight novel. I find the best people are the ones that catch you off guard, really surprise you. Give people the chance to do so, for you may be missing out on something spectacular.