Steve Reich Piano phase

I was visiting my friend’s place. We had some cans of beer and I wanted to show him this video. I saw he had a picture of Adriana Lima as a wallpaper. I told him that I actually prefer these dancers, even though they’re a bit older and so on.

Talking about the ideal women is very interesting. It reveals something of people’s personalities that is often hard to catch otherwise. 

I’ve heard many people working in artificial intelligence saying face recognition is the most amazing feature in human cognition. I think the same applies to whole bodies. For example a week or two ago I saw an old friend of mine. He was standing some 30 meters away, sideways with his face turned away. He had lost some weight, had a different haircut and since I saw him last time some ten years ago, he had also grown a beard. Still from the first sight it was very clear who he was.

I think this all is hard wired somewhere deep in our brains. Besides being very effective, it is also very primitive. Far below our conscious minds. We can all recognize hundreds or thousands of faces with few errors, but only a few of us have the ability to actually draw faces with some resemblance. 

I’ve talked about the ideal women with several people. Both men and women. I’ve been struck by the diversity of tastes and how amazingly well they fit their personalities. Often giving a common ground to traits I’ve found somewhat contradictory before. 

It works as well with women, even though I’ve found out women use to think the most beautiful women often look a lot like themselves. The ideal women seem have the features these women are content with combined with the features they’d like to have.

You can do this yourself. Just surf the web and save the images of women you consider beautiful. Soon you have a very interesting collection. You might occasionally delete the ugliest 50 percent and see even clearer what your ideals are. 

However, don’t try to analyze your taste too much. It is better just to talk about it to someone else and let him or her do the interpretation. While I’ve done this I’ve found the usual personal or moral discourse is rather oblivious or even blind of things and differences our personalities are founded on. 

Very often they are hard or impossible to express with words. Even showing pictures of female celebrities seem to work better. 

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