I write and think a lot about beauty, why it is; keeping the enemy close I suppose, lol. Did we evolve it as a solution to selection pressure thereby making it a defense mechanism?
Evolutionarily I suspect women needed beauty as a counter point to strength; what you can’t take by force you may hijack by hypnosis. Anyone whose experienced it knows beauty’s effect is indistinguishable from hypnosis.
I look at beauty askance, it stuns you otherwise. Beauty is a form of insurance, the greater your possessions the higher your premiums! My hack? Borrow, if you must; never own. Nobody insures what they don’t own!
I’ve read this twice, you’d think I was hypnotized!