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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thank God You Were Born That Way!

Admit it. Sometimes you look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself “I wish I was born fairer..”, or “I wish I could cut my feet to make it smaller!” … or “I wish I could wish myself thinner!”

It goes waaaay back in history as exhibited in my previous article how women would do horrible deeds only to look beautiful and maintain their beauty, and although science has made it possible to completely change someone’s looks, there are still a couple of traits that God gave us that has made us survive this ever-changing world.

Born Big?

You’re a jolly big fellow! Although media has put the pressure on “big” people to lose weight, studies from a research team in England suggest that the bigger you are, the happier your outlook will be. Those with low BMI have a bigger chance of experiencing depression and anxiety, and commit suicide. Why so? The key factor: Serotonin, which is found in high levels in big people. Serotonin makes people become calmer, and have a happier outlook in life.

Born Blonde

Forget the dumb blonde cliché - so what? At least you really DO have more fun. Blondes naturally have more hair on their head than other hair colored individuals. If the average head has 100,000 hair follicles, blondes had 146,000! The most dense hair award belongs to redheads with about 86,000 follicles, while brown haired have 100,000, and black haired with 110,000.

Born looking a bit.. soft?

You know how it is - your guy friends telling you your chin ain’t tough enough! So what?! Leave the teasing to the “kids” - at least when you’re ready to get married, more women are likely to pick you (hmm this may work to your disadvantage as well if you’re not the marrying type as you are more likely to meet women who are the looking for a potential life-time mate).

Women see men with more rounded features as loyal, warm, and nurturing - just the perfect future father to her kids!

Born a bit cleverer than the rest?

Okay so being born smart has its rewards - but did you know that a higher IQ helps you live longer? Researchers have found that those with “good versions” of a gene linked to intelligence could live to a 100! However those with not so good versions are less likely to live beyond 85.
Geek out here.

Born with a not so fab derriere?

Since the bootyliciousness of Beyonce, J.Lo, & Kim Kardashian, it’s been a norm to see a badonkadonk that’s beyond proportion. However, remove that frown from your face, not-so-gifted one. Most women who have big derrieres don’t have it easy as it may seem - they have a tough time getting into jeans! So maybe you have it small from behind, but at least you can fit in those jeans just fine - and you don’t have to endure the unwanted attention of men on the streets right? Big derrieres are not for the faint of heart.

Born with Big Feet?

So you have it difficult at the shoe department… “we don’t have your size here”, or you get stepped on more often than the kid next door. Fret not. Being born with big feet has its benefits too! Big feet could mean more stability for you; most successful athletes have large feet. Now if it doesn’t make you feel better, then listen up: the biggest feet on record was a size 37AA (47cm, 18 ½ inches long). Now tell me if you still feel bad.

Born Dark?

At least you don’t have to worry about getting skin cancer at the age of 18.Whether we like or not, we are stuck with the physical traits we have - for now. I’m not hoping (as it may have repercussions from religious zealots), but I feel like in the near future there will be a way to modify our genes even before we are born. But for now, just take a good look at the mirror, smile at that creature in front of you and say, “Thank God I was born this way!”