Being shallow is part of who we are...we can't help it. We live in a society that has trained us to think physical appearance triumphs character. As you get older looks will matter less, however, the younger you are, the more of an asshole you are going to be. Truth be told, we are/were all some level of asshole. You have rejected a less than attractive nice person or two in your day so stop kidding yourself...
Ladies, stop going for "9"s and "10"s and give those "5"s and "6"s a chance. Why, you ask?
Exhibit A: Ryan Gosling.
Let's be honest, we would have all ignored him in high school. However, if we did, we also would have killed ourselves by now. R.I.P. to the girl who actually turned down his prom invite. God rest her poor soul.
This next one haunts my dreams. Look at Zac Efron then and now.
Are you thinking of all those guys you shot down back in the day? Don't you just want to punch yourself in the face? No? Look at those muscles again. Checkmate.
How about Matthew Lewis?
Wait for it....
This really happened. I know. I KNOW. Thank you modern dentistry.
If you ever watched "Even Stevens" you may remember the dorky younger brother...what you may want to forget is the babe he turned into. Are you thinking of all your little brother's friends you ignored who had a crush on you? It stings a bit huh?
Finally, check out Bradley Cooper back in the day...
One of people magazine's sexiest men alive was beyond goofy looking throughout his teens. He probably cried himself to sleep a few times, but the joke is on all the ladies who refused his advances. He can now dry any tears he may have on the thousands of panties thrown at him daily.