Kettle Thought of the day: Sexy Heads
Drink: Lemon and Ginger Tea
There is a fundamental discrepancy in the way hard work is rewarded in terms of attractiveness. When someone works out, plays sport, inhales protein powders, and pumps metaphorical iron, they are compensated with a muscular well-proportioned physique; one that the opposite sex finds extremely attractive. However, if you work out your brain, read books, write papers, and pump mental iron(y), your compensation, although a fantastic asset, is completely invisible to the naïve observer. Not only that; you will probably also forego much physical activity and thus end up less muscular than ordinary. This is not attractive.
The problem is that, in the modern age, a superior mental capacity has replaced a superior physical capacity for the provision of resources. To throw a little evolutionary theory into the mix; a big strong-looking male used to indicate his ability to hunt, protect and provide. Nowadays it signifies that he spends too much time with his sweaty friends in the gym, homoerotically watching each other do reps on all manner of ridiculous machines. Superior ability to provide and protect is now determined by mental capacity and entrepreneurship (professional athletes aside; who make up a very small percentage of the population anyway). So why then do women still find blokes who look like deformed rugby players attractive?