The Animal Kingdom, Animals Find A Mate For Procreation On The Basis Of Natural Selection
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In the animal kingdom, animals find a mate for procreation on the basis of the Darwinian principle of Natural Selection. Whichever mate exudes the qualities that most represents the genes essential for survival get chosen. Thanks to evolution and our resultant powerful brains, humankind has lost many of its animal-like customs in favor of customs strictly seen in organisms with extremely developed brains. Beauty is a modification of this aforementioned animalistic instinct and a product of our hyperconscious brains. Now, beauty is a subjective taste that generally varies in small ways from person to person. The cause of such small variance in what would appear to be an extremely subjective matter is the prevalence and importance of societal values. Beauty, specifically among American men has been tailored to a certain mold in which the man has a muscular trim physique . The abundance of these muscular trim physique men in the media has made it a norm which American men feel forced to become, thus resulting in poor body image for those who cannot ascribe to such a standard as well as health detriments to those who try and or reject such a standard .
Society dictates what is deemed normal especially in the realm of aesthetics. The idea of normalcy is explored in the sense of beauty, in the sense of fitting the qualifications needed for increasing one’s chance of survival or procreation. This search for finding the ideal mate to procreate with has not disappeared, only the