"The resource scarcity model states that people are more attractive if they display they have access to resources necessary for their own and their offspring’s survival.

For example, a person with slightly more body fat displays they have access to enough food to take care of themselves. Therefore they are perceived as being healthier and able to survive and reproduce. In cultures with lower socio-economic status, slightly heavier women tend to be considered more attractive.
In affluent cultures, the logic is slightly backwards. Since everyone has access to resources to survive, people who can maintain a healthy life at a less healthy BMI must be healthier than people who maintain a healthy life at a normal BMI. The same evolutionary psychology plays a role in judgments of male attractiveness based on testosterone exposure.”

(Perrett, et al., 1998)


(source: https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/54783/Effects_of_Photo_Retouching_on_the_Perceived_Attractiveness_of_Female_Models.pdf?sequence=1)

 
indierun:

Tickets booked! Hopefully I won’t need the return-ticket.

My heart has been discussing with my brain for a long while and they are very ready for it. The years of youth is more valuable than anything else and I would regret if I didn’t try. Will do my best. Let’s see what we can do and be open for a way that may show up as we walk. I love you, Eileen. I am truly lucky.

indierun:

Tickets booked! Hopefully I won’t need the return-ticket.

My heart has been discussing with my brain for a long while and they are very ready for it. The years of youth is more valuable than anything else and I would regret if I didn’t try. Will do my best. Let’s see what we can do and be open for a way that may show up as we walk. I love you, Eileen. I am truly lucky.

I will hold you:
everything’s going to be fine.

I will whisper:
It won’t always be like this.

— Franz Wright, To Myself (via stxxz)