Life of a man

I was 29 years old before a woman other than my mom called me handsome.

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Is it really better...?

Jun 24, 2019 at 12:33am

As a girl, all I was told was that I was pretty. That shit doesn’t last, and is a commodity with a very short half life. The grass is always greener, friend. I’d have rather not have built my empire on that dirt.

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Same same but different

Jun 24, 2019 at 8:06am

The only woman to call me handsome was my mother, she said women would flock to me because of that and my height.

Couldn't have been more wrong.

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Im a dude

Jun 24, 2019 at 2:56pm

I get called 'pretty'. Not sure what to make of that. HAha!

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No doubt

Jun 24, 2019 at 8:31pm

@isitreallybetter
Beats the alternative.
I've experienced both sides of this. Read about the psychology of it because I lost my decades-old power of invisibility. And then people were suddenly much nicer to me and I couldn't figure out why. The curse of a suspicious mind - I'm leery of unexpected gift horses.
The halo effect is subconscious, very useful, and absolutely real and reliable. One doesn't have to build an empire on it to enjoy the benefits.
I love that metaphor, by the way, and you seem to have more than just "pretty" going on.
In fairness, many attractive humans offer nothing more than visual appeal, and continue to lean on it far past its expiration date. "Just a pretty face" is absolutely real and valid for any gender, ethnicity and culture. Some people live their entire lives as empty but very decorative vessels, just because they can.
All things considered, an appealing presentation is a very useful attribute, if you can get it.

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