fast. And immaturity (like girls screaming hysterically for attention) is completely unattractive. But women--and men, of course-- who hold themselves well and show that there is a brain working behind their looks, seem to last forever in our society while the seeming airheads fade away.
For example just look at great icons--Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel, Reese Witherspoon (She's quite recent, of course), Katherine Hepburn. These ladies have been remembered fondly today for showing their individuality, wit, and intelligence. No one remembers the model who had a moment in the eighties or the actress who made a good movie playing every man's fantasy. They remember Audrey for her kindness, Coco for her fashion rebellion, Reese for her varied and brilliant filmography (wait she can play a smart blonde bimbo, a funny, dowdy suck up, a freaked out wife of an accused terrorist, a country star icon, and manage her kids?! Ryan Phillipe, you bastard!), and Katherine for her feminism.
If you're worried about boys (After all most of these ladies didn't exactly have the typical fairy tale), don't. Boys have their own agenda, whether you want to believe it or not. The beauty and transcendence of being an intelligent individual is that men are not necessarily needed. Don't get me wrong, I've been ready to meet my prince Charming since I was five years old, but the thing is (and I'm still learning) that men do not equal happiness. There are other elements in life that are more important. And anyhow, like my mom always said, boys may screw around with the airheads, but they don't marry them. =)So the next time you feel like reenacting an episode of Girls Gone Wild or acting dumb, just remember that there is an aura that surrounds an intelligent girl that nothing but the quiet confidence in ones own abilities can create.