It is easy to see why so many people place a premium on looking good these days. The world at large does, so why shouldn’t the rest of us? In job interviews, first dates, and all sorts of other first impressions, it is painstakingly clear that appearances do matter. This is why people spend so much time, money, and effort on apparel, makeup, plastic surgery, and other ways to try to improve their appearances. Literally billions of dollars are spent every single year to help people be more comfortable with their own looks. This improves their overall sense of happiness and self-esteem, ideally.