Sunday, 24 June 2018

Physical ugliness in the individual, and rotten behavior, are two diseases of the species for which neither wilderness nor civilization has provided a remedy. In the wilderness, the want of remedy is explained by the brute force with which even the most objectionable of males may compel the compliance of the female. In civilization, it is explained by the stylization of force as status. And by the horrendous taste of most beautiful women. For it is surprising how much in physical beauty and poetry of spirit a beautiful young woman will overlook in a blind calculation of her ascendancy within the tribe, or the most comfortable way to drive her kids to soccer practice.