The fact of the matter is our looks matter — not so much though how beautiful we are.
Rather, I think if we fix the healthy living aspect of our lives, refusing to allow our bodies take whatever shape our need to eat induces, and attempt to look our best, our proficiencies ultimately will trump any averageness in our looks.
I watch the BBC News channel for my news and documentaries etc. I cannot vouch for integrity of BBC News — I just consume the news and take out of it whatever I find useful. One thing that has struck me is how most of the women do not look extraordinary in a “is she beautiful sense”. Regardless all of the women look professional, well groomed, and to a large extent have bodies in decent shape.
Societies differ as to the extent to which beauty is glamorized. I believe, however, that no matter the extent to which beauty is glamorized, ability coupled with decent attention to healthiness of our bodies and the best we can do to put our bodies in shape trumps any averageness in the beauty dimension.
PS. I enjoyed the structure of the article as much as the discussion of the subject matter.