You know what I've come to realise - and its related to what I wrote before about how people battle rationality against Their basic instincts - we are often little more than animals. Humans preserve their own self-interests first. If there are children then the children's interests come first and then their own. People's interests aren't noble, in the vast majority of cases, and are quite primitive.
I can remember chat rooms on the Internet, many years ago, where people would marvel that they could type messages to people from all over the world. Soon webcams appeared and, although they were blocky and slow, people would broadcast themselves. It tended to me mostly Americans, but there were hundreds and thousands of people running their own chat shows from their bedrooms. I even marvelled back then that the pretty girls got most of the viewers. It didn't matter what they said, or how intelligent they were, or how engaging they were with their audience. All that mattered was that they had a nice face. People, mostly young men, would flock to their channels. If there was cleavage on show then the numbers were even higher.
That's what this world is - a bunch of animals all vying to be seen and heard. People will do anything to stand out and attract the eyes of others. Everyone is peacocking around and none of it means anything. The worst thing is watching a woman, who used to be pretty in her younger days, panic and try harder to gain the attention that used to come so easily to her. And we're all cut from the same cloth - its hard-wired into us. It sickens me.
Still, I suppose if people didn't try then we'd all be walking around in old smelly clothes and nobody would care much about anything. Dental hygiene would be at disastrous levels and the country's hair dressers and barbers would be out of business. I just wish it was different, just a little bit. I wish everything didn't represent the statistics of people's theoretical ability to breed.