In our culture today much emphasis is placed on looks, sex appeal and being youthful. Many individuals spend a disproportionate amount of time working on their outer packages.
Rather than being introspective, they go to great lengths to be fashionable and trendy as well as making sure they are seen at the latest "in" places.
Sadly, when little or no effort is being made to develop the intellect, or an interesting personality, many good-looking young men and women come across as being flighty and uninformed, as well as self-centered and self-absorbed.
Evidence of this unhealthy trend can be witnessed in the behavior of some of today's young celebrities and pop stars who often serve as role models (whether we like it or not) for our children.
We are bombarded daily with news of their antics where they engage in self-indulgent and often irresponsible behavior. Some of them end up in a rehab which quite often doesn't address the real problem.
Although physical attraction is very helpful in the preservation of our species, evolution has come a long way in giving us more than solely our appearance to attract each other.
For a solid, meaningful relationship to develop between two parties they must have more to contribute to each other beyond their initial physical attraction.
When two people have little in common except for their good looks, there is virtually no place for a relationship to go. Instead, they must enjoy each other as individuals and be able to develop a bond or friendship. There must be substance, shared interests, willingness to grow, and mutual respect.
So what is the answer?
Become someone whose company others seek. Have something meaningful to contribute. Not only will you enrich your own life in the process, you will enrich the lives of others.