From girls' reactions to me I'd say I look pretty good, but it really hardly helps me at all with the things I want to in life. Looking good is very very overrated.
Gotta go with wealth. Not sitting-on-your-golden-chair-being-fed-with-grapes-by-servants wealth, but enough wealth to make sure I have enough to further my interests, and eventually enough money so I can help out the poorer of my family. My mom's probably not going to be living in a house for more than a decade more, even 5 years more. She abuses credit cards and I'd say she's easily racked up 10's of thousands of $ in debt.
I want to be successful not just for me, but for my family, some of which have made poor decisions. And I want to have enough to pay for (almost) whatever college my kids wanna go to, buy them a nice car, etc. So I'm trying lots of alternate, perfectly legal ways to get money along with a stable job. No meth labs for me, no sir.
-What do you notice about your tendencies when you meet people or even when you decide who you spend your time with? Do you ever rule out anyone who seemingly doesn't care about their appearance? Or anyone who has no problem feeling unwealthy?
Doesn't care about their appearance as in comfortable clothes, messy hair, less-than-perfect -everything-? Hell no, I'll still hang with them. Those are usually the coolest people. Wealthiness doesn't even come into the playing field when it concerns my friends: I couldn't care less.
BUT doesn't care about their appearance as in Honey Boo Boo's mom, is morbidly obese without trying to be healthier (unless it really is some hereditary condition), and has caveman fingernails/toenails (I don't care if they're long honestly, mine grow out super fast, but I'm talking yellow, scratchy looking)? Then they hittin' the curb, buh-bye.
-What have you learned from past (or current) relationships, if anything? Would your perception of improved wealth or appearance make a drastic change in said relationship?
From past relationships (5+ years ago)? That I could be selfish and didn't let other's ideas flow too well into the conversation. Current relationships? That I'm generally happy with everybody who's interested in living a fun/good life, whichever way that may be (I'm open to all kinds of ways of achieving that end). That I still have a long way to go in the way of knowledge of history and current political affairs.
If I was Godly Zeus looking with my current friends (except my guy who works out a lot), I feel it would definitely change the relationship to them ostracizing me. But if I just fill in my muscles I doubt they would care. Wealth? Wouldn't change much, I'd distribute it to them when I could, otherwise I'd hide it in a Swedish private bank (if those are still around).
-Maybe there is someone in your life that you can't help but silently criticize. (or not so silently) What is it normally about? Does it reveal to you what your mind is on the most?
The answer for this one is too personal to say. But yes, I do have someone. My mind is on financial security, a wealth of future knowledge, being interesting, personal health… many many things.
-When you get that sense of accomplishment at anytime in your life, are you proud because you think of an appearance change or a potential change in your state of wealth?
Literally neither. I'm proud of the accomplishment by virtue of the accomplishment being crushed. I LOVE setting challenges up for myself and knocking them down, it makes life SO much more interesting and skyrockets my self-confidence. I don't jog heavily to change my appearance; it hardly accomplishes that (since I'm already athletic). I don't expect any change in wealth from: reading an ungodly amount of books, manga, watching an ungodly amount of TV, anime, movies. I do these things because they're fun and each and every one I watch improves my life, even if they're bad.
-This question may not be effective…Which do you consider less shallow for someone to care about?
I consider neither of them to be shallow things to care about. You may want have a sexy appearance for your significant other. You may want to have wealth for yourself or your family. But in the grand scheme of things, wealth has more power to change things, so I'd say wealth here.
-And for the glass half empty fellas, choose what you consider the lesser of two evils.
Appearance vs REGULAR wealth? They're both not evil at all. But if wealth gets out of hand, we've all seen what immense wealth can do to a person. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. High appearance standards in the media do affect people (sometimes in soul-crushing ways like becoming anorexic), but they don't have the same destructive power immense wealth can.