The truth isn’t the truth until people believe you; and they can’t believe you if they don’t know what you’re saying; and they can’t know what you’re saying if they don’t listen to you; and they won’t listen to you if you’re not interesting. And you won’t be interesting unless you say things freshly, originally, imaginatively.
— William Bill Bernbach, advertising creative director
 
The secret of success is concentrating interest in life, interest in sports and good times, interest in your studies, interest in your fellow students, interest in the small things of nature, insects, birds, flowers, leaves, etc. In other words to be fully awake to everything about you & the more you learn the more you can appreciate & get a full measure of joy & happiness out of life. I do not think a young fellow should be too serious, he should be full of the Dickens some times to create a balance.
LEROY POLLOCK (Brainpickings; From Fitzgerald to Reagan)
"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)