I guess the hard thing for a lot of people to accept is why God would allow me to go running through their yards, yelling and spinning around.
Modeling is also a pretty hard living if you aren't one of the top models, and you'd probably make more money more easily doing physics if you were extremely gifted like he was.
Also, I'm not sure how a more attractive person could have an easier time doing something like physics. Tests are tests, it isn't like you could get away with being bad at it even if you were extremely good-looking.
Considering how that life is, my friend probably chose his career correctly.
Oh I see, you're saying that geniuses just take less time to do stuff than average people. Mmm, depends on whatever it is they're doing.
nevermind, that sounded better in my head
A case in point:
Before an experiment begins, a great deal of preparatory work must be done. In...[a certain] experiment, the investigator began by assembling a set of photographs of men and women varying in appearance. Where do such photographs come from? In many studies, researchers have selected photos of good-looking, average, and ugly men and women from college or high school yearbooks. In other studies, researchers have searched for appropriate models and taken photographs of them. For example, when Elaine Hatfield began beauty research back in the 1960s, she would stop people on the street she thought were good-looking (or homely) and ask if they would allow her to take their picture for use in her research.
She quickly learned an unexpected lesson. Occasionally, when she stopped someone she thought was unusually handsome or beautiful and lured him or her back to the laboratory, she found that not everyone agreed with her evaluation. The first time this happened she was stunned. She hauled in a man she thought was breathtakingly handsome, and her colleague, Dr. Ellen Berscheid, bluntly asked which group he was intended for—good-looking, average, or ugly. Dr. Hatfield was dumbfounded! Surely Dr. Berscheid was kidding. She wasn't. Eventually they discovered they had opposite, but predictable, biases. Dr. Hatfield tended to think that dark, muscular, athletic men and women were good-looking; Dr. Berscheid liked tall, thin, ethereal blonds.
This guy is evidence for the conclusion of this study? No. He's supposedly hot and a genius. I wonder if he likes Asian men...
Given his field, he often hangs out with Asians (and judging by his recent Facebook statuses, picking up various Asian languages along the way) but I'm not sure as to his erm, preferences in that area. Which yeah, I admit is a little odd. In college we suspected he was asexual. But he could also be just incredibly awkward romantically, which wouldn't be surprising given how many academic geniuses are awkward in that way.
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