Our personal preferences are all somewhat alike and somewhat different. We distance ourselves from the kind of people that we don’t have any interest in, because we don’t want to “waste” our precious time. Although we all have the rights to not “waste” our previous time on people that we are not into; however, we must realize that our disinterest is not at all a just and quantifiable measuring standard, in terms of evaluating values, worthiness, attractiveness and other personal attributes of others.
Time and time again, I am made to notice the collective tendency, in the field of spouse-hunting, to worship and go for tall individuals. In witnessing and hearing, incessantly, this tendency, I, inadvertently, start to feel sorry for men, who are under six feet, and women, who are under 5.8; both of whom are positioned inferiorly, and have their personal dignity reduced culturally.
It is confusing to live in a world, in which there is a huge gap in between what we preach, on an aspirational level, and what we practice in the real world. Equality is supposed to be the norm. We are taught that all people are beautiful. There is a lid for every pot. In reality, most of us only go for a certain type of beauty ideal and declare, with no shame and hesitation, the unattractiveness of others. Although some of us realize our brainwashed bias, however, what was initially others’ bias has now become our own; so much so that we couldn’t distinguish one from another.
If I could make a wish today, I wish that I, along with many others, could stop being hypocrites and start practicing what we preach.