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The Perks and Peculiarities of Pretty Privilege

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In the grand game of life, there exists a secret society with its own set of benefits, privileges, and perfectly done hair. Yes, we’re talking about pretty privilege—the elusive advantage bestowed upon those blessed with faces that could launch a thousand Instagram followers.

 

Picture this: You’re strolling through the supermarket, minding your own business, when suddenly, a cashier slips you an extra chocolate bar with a wink and a smile. Is it because you’re radiating a special aura of charm and charisma? Perhaps. Or maybe it’s just that your symmetrical features have inexplicably caused a surge in goodwill and chocolate donations.

But the journey of the pretty is not without its pitfalls. Imagine trying to blend in at a crowded bus stop, only to be mistaken for a lost celebrity or a distant royal. People part like the Red Sea, offering you their seats and snacks, all while whispering, “Must be someone famous.”

Office dynamics take on a whole new meaning too. Colleagues suddenly forget deadlines when your dazzling smile distracts them into a state of admiration. Forget about being just another face in the crowd; you’ve unwittingly become the unofficial office muse, inspiring the coffee runs and an inexplicable increase in post-it notes decorated with heart-shaped doodles.

And let’s not even mention the dating scene. Tinder profiles light up like Christmas trees with messages that range from cheesy pick-up lines —all because you happened to upload that one perfectly angled selfie on a particularly good hair day.

But what about the less glamorous side of pretty privilege? For every free dessert or spontaneous serenade from a street musician, there’s an awkward encounter with someone who’s more fixated on your cheekbones than your conversation skills. Navigating the delicate balance between genuine interest and superficial fascination can sometimes feel like tiptoeing through a minefield of compliments to the “ou sista” as you walk down the street.

So, what’s the moral of this whimsical tale of symmetrical features and      s encounters? Pretty privilege, like all privileges, comes with its own set of quirks and quandaries. It’s not just about turning heads or snagging the last slice of pizza at the party; it’s about learning to appreciate the unexpected perks while navigating the occasional pitfalls with grace and a sense of humor.

After all, whether you’re blessed with the genetic lottery or simply blessed with an abundance of confidence and kindness, the real privilege lies in recognizing that beauty, in all its forms, is a delightful and sometimes downright hilarious part of the human experience.

Written by: Arthur Daka

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