Today, we’re going to explain a question that many (men) must have been asking already: Why are the most attractive women so often also the dumbest ones?
Some believe in a divine power or an invisible hand that if not equally, then at least fairly distributes intelligence and beauty. I don’t, because I believe most of both is due to genetics. Others might argue that women don’t have the time to both keep themselves beautiful and study, and thus have to choose one of these. Taking into account that there is such a thing as natural beauty and only so much that you can achieve against the odds given to you at birth, this also doesn’t explain the high correlation between hotness and stupidity.
The real answer might lie in what economists call the “resource curse“. This concept, usually used for natural resources, tries to explain why countries or economies with an abundance of natural wealth (like oil or gas) have the lowest productivity. One of the reasons given is the lack of motivation because of the certainty and ease of continued income, potentially exacerbated by the fact that the natural wealth came “for nothing”. Very similar to natural beauty.
In another post, we already investigated why women earn less than men on average and saw that one of the reasons is women’s bias towards marriage and finding a (financially) secure partnership versus pursuing a career of their own. If a women knows that she is attractive/beautiful/sweet/hot, she needs to worry about her future much less than one that doesn’t have these “qualities”. There is no external motivation for the hotties to sit down and cram vocabulary or maths formulas or read 2,000 pages every semester. This lack of motivation of course leads to a lack of intellectual activities which keeps/makes these girls dumb.
Of course, indirectly, the shallowness of men is just as much to blame. I can exempt myself from this blame because I find nothing more attractive than a smart woman with glasses who is reading a book.