In our culture we are influenced to feel that "rare" things are more valuable. Diamonds are incredibly expensive because of their scarcity in nature. People in our culture who are famous are idealized. I often see a prejudice towards people that attend ivy league schools and have fancy degrees. Women who are tall and skinny with blond hair and blue eyes are very rare and considered more beautiful. Currently, there is a special appreciation for those women and men with foreign accents because of their uniqueness. I believe the reason so many people are painstakingly working towards a false state of perfection is that whatever is common is not considered valuable. When I was a child I thought all trees and wildflowers were beautiful. I did not care how many there were in sight. I found each one lovely in its own way. I still think a "common" grilled-cheese sandwich is more delightful than expensive caviar and wine. I believe quartz stone is more exciting and attractive than a colorless diamond. To understand beauty is to appreciate it all around you, not just in things that are hard to find. Try to think about the types of people, jobs, and material possessions that are lovely to you, independent of what society believes to be their worth.