Nothing: I realized at some point today that there is only one reason women buy cosmetics or go on diets, or get hair cuts, or brush their teeth or work out, or go to school, or be polite, and, if any of us care to go on a rant about how we are not really shallow, really go to school and dye our hair because of our self-esteem, and that nothing and no one can cause us to ever feel that we are anything but the most distinctive individuals and we truly have come a long way, baby, consider that this finding is based on a life-long but very casual study of and interest in anthropology, combined with various opinions and knowledge about the effect of the basic structure of DNA and the complete unchange-ability of certain genetic characteristics that form our character and therefore anchor the most basic components of civilization. This is the reason:
And, personally, I feel it is also the reason we get away with being so bitchy and it is also the underlying cause of every war ever fought. I think a high IQ, though perhaps nice, is a stupid benchmark, representing nothing, only giving some people something to tether their opinions to, and I freely admit, and have done so here on previous occasions, I am a very shallow, very vain person. But there are certain laws Mother Nature put into effect for a reason, and this photo is clear illustration of one of those laws. And I know none of you can argue with me about this. It is also the reason I write fiction. Very enjoyable fiction.