(From 11 countries)
USA: Rick | Iran: Zeinab, Rojhano, Noorola | Switzerland: George | Sudan: Seif | Nepal: Grace | Tunisia: Marwa | Philippines: Jesson | Indonesia: Dewi | Mauritania: Boboty | Thailand: Finda | Pakistan: Ashfaq
Panel PRO: (Team A): Seif, Jesson, Marwa, Grace.
Panel CON (Team B): Dewi, George, Zeinab
Audience (Team C): Boboty, Finda, Lala, Noorla, Ashfaq, Rojhano
Team A summary
Seif: Many people are judgmental.
Jesson: Even Hollywood stars give much importance to their looks. Everyone seems to be judgmental all over the world.
Marwa: Beauty is relative. Men help girls more than boys due to their sex appeal. It seen that is very common for companies and stores to hire beautiful women and even the employees tend to beautiful girls before men.
Grace: In some society, most people prefer a fair beautiful girl over a well settle girl, not matter if she has a very good job or how intelligent she is or how wealthy her family is.
Team B summary
Dewi: Even though appearance plays a big role in many societies, the factor that has the capacity to either break it or lift it is the intellectual capacity of people.
George: many people use their beauty and appearance to earn more money, like actors, actresses and artists.
Team C summary
Finda: To know whether a person is intelligent or intellectual, time is needed. One cannot just judge that in a short time. For a successful career, we need to be smart, not as a genius scientist but just smart enough.
Behnam: if we talk about the majority, then unfortunately is true, people appreciate more our physical attributes than other things. Most people in most societies pay more attention to the biological needs.
Lala: if we ask people about historic figures they may not know anything but if we ask them about Justin Bieber or Beyoncé, they would speak for hours. This clearly shows that people would care more about beauty. This is embedded in us as part of our evolutionary trends. We are evolutionarily programmed to search for healthy and physically attractive partners.
Intelligence can take you everywhere but beauty is what definitely drives the masses because pf the value the world has place in it.
Rojhano: the appearance is the first thing we notice about people. Physical appearance has a significant impact on the relationship we have with others, on marriage, finding jobs and those who has the bliss to be handsome or beautiful have an advantage over others. An example of its importance is seen when a woman’s body changes after bearing a child and the husband doesn’t feel attracted anymore and the situation may result in infidelity.
For the people out there who feel they are not handsome enough, or beautiful enough, just be yourself and don’t give importance to what other people think. Give value to your character and what it is inside you, and you will be fine.
· Finda: Team A.
· Behnam: Remained undecided.
· Lala: Team A.
· Rojhano: Team A.
Team A won this debate. Thanks everyone for participating. Below are the links to listen to this discussion