Write 5 pages with APA style on Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful. This paper will exhaustively discuss the phrase “Beautiful people deserve to be more successful than ugly people”. A phrase that is the norm in many cultures especially those in the West. Beauty influences a person’s success that what you look like – or how others perceive your looks shapes your life in a dozen often subtle ways from cradle to grave (Hammermesh, 2011).
Beautiful people deserve to be more successful than ugly people. Research findings reviewed by Daniel Hamermesh, an economist at the University of Texas in Austin are summarized and discussed in his book Beauty pays: Why attractive people are more successful. Some of these research findings show that both attractive men and women on average earn 3% or 4% more than people with looks that are considered below average. This is a very “unfair fact” since not everyone is born good looking and most people considered ugly are pretty much stuck with their looks. It’s widely known that people who are considered to appear conventionally beautiful often have few barriers to success in the workplace. an issue popularly known as “lookism”. When it comes to lookism, beautiful and attractive people are more often than not hired sooner, are promoted more easily to become high ranking professionals in several companies, and are able to get more work-related perks, as well as attract more people of the opposite sex as partners and spouses. On the flip side, people regarded to be unattractive often face several prejudices and unfair treatment everywhere (Hammermesh, 2011).
A woman living in San Diego reports of her experience at a shopping mall “there in the store was one of the ugliest clerks you might possibly have ever seen. His face was quite uneven and rugged and people in the line were quite rude to him, making mean remarks and children even pointing out to him making him feel quite hideous. If the same were of a more attractive person, the shoppers wouldn’t even have noticed it if they were given the wrong change.”
It’s important to identify the reason why most people are prejudiced by beauty (Sanderson, 2009). .