Therefore, society cannot make the majority of its citizens happy in its current model. It cannot make even a fraction of its citizens happy in its current model. In its current model, only a scintilla or speck of its citizens can become happy…but then only for a short while. When a young girl is crowned Miss America, she won over millions of other women. She is in a position of being coveted and envied. But then what happens next year when the new Miss America is crowned? What is she then? When she gets older, society’s gift to her of crowning her a Miss America is a long lost dream that only begets pain when she looks in the mirror and sees only what society no longer deems attractive.
What is likely to happen is that she will feel even greater misery than those that did not win the pageant. She naturally attached herself to her outside beauty, which fades quickly. But another woman, looking ordinary, is not distracted with looking prettier and cuter than the rest of the population. As her own face ages, she will not suffer as much as the other “pretty” woman because she never would have attached herself to her outer appearance.
For the Miss America example, her face has aged, her wrinkles and lines have formed. But has she really changed? Has her soul changed? To her pet cat, who may have lived through her “aging” process, her attractiveness is no different. She is the same lovely person who feeds her night and day and cuddles with her. It is only society that has made her miserable, and suddenly thoughts are born in her mind that she is ugly and unattractive and old. Say she suddenly lives in a world, another planet where it is so cloudy or there is no light and thus nobody can see her face? Nobody can see her aging body. Suddenly her attractiveness has not changed one bit, over decades, nothing will have changed.
But in our society there are mirrors all over the place, real and make believe, and cameras all over. The former Miss America is constantly alerted to her disappearing attractiveness and her brain embraces misery because she is no longer desired by society in the form that was once hers but is no longer. This is all a made up fiction that society has deemed appropriate, and it is no way “to treat a lady”.