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Life does “suck” for the ugly, stupid, ignorant. And life is much better for the attractive, smart, and knowledgeable. For the simple reason that downward associations are dead weight costs, and upward associations potential opportunities. Now this requires a half to one standard deviation in difference to apply. But it does apply. And it increases in cost and benefit the farther away from your position. Each of us has military, sexual, social, economic, and political value. Some of us just have very little of any of them. The only solution is limiting the reproduction of those that have no value so that they impose fewer costs and therefore frictions with prosperity and happiness.