Concept: Beauty is function incarnate
So, what do we want? Far too many people walk around in a blind haze, not really knowing what they want or even need. Well, you’re a creature, and creatures are simply attracted to beauty…. and beauty is function incarnate. A thing is beautiful because it is functional. Let’s take a look at something that most men find very beautiful…a woman. A woman is a bipedal creature with a pinkish to brownish coating, and string-like strands protruding from her head. Upon her head, where she keeps her sensory organs, she has two round spheres that roll around with a pitch black point in the center of them and a thin surrounding of some other color. A little lower, she has a protrusion which has, in the bottom of it, two small holes she breathes through and sneezes out of. Even lower than that is a horizontal slit in her face, surrounded by a bit of red. Weird, odd, and unfathomable. It is simply perplexing why we men should consider this particular arrangement to be any sort of inspiring. We do, however, feel a sense of wonder when staring at a woman. In fact, many things are done simply to impress women; like wars, gallantry, conquest, and writing a book about a new science.
It’s simple…we like things because they’re functional. Men like big breasts, because on a very biological basis we know that they will provide milk for our young, which will help in the perpetuation of the species. We like big hips because that is a crucial part of child bearing. We are biological creatures. Our genetics influence almost every decision that we make.
If we like the look of a car, it’s because we think it will go fast, or pull a lot. If we like the look of an open field in nature, it’s because we think it is a safe place where we can seek shelter, and maybe even settle.
We want things because it is in our nature to want them. We all want to be well fed, secure, liked, respected, and to make the world a better place.
We want to survive and thrive. Survive and thrive is the object of the game. Beauty and function are ways of knowing what we want in order to survive and thrive. That is the root desire that has gotten us this far. It is our nature.