Saturday, December 22, 2007

You're So Vain, You Probably Think This Post Is About You, Don't You

You may have heard that Salt Lake City ranks #1 for the most plastic surgeons per capita, therefore giving s a designation as the most vain. I was going to write a great comment on the subject, but Frank Staheli said almost exactly what I was going to say in a comment on SLCSpin:

My opinion: the Mormon mentality has become that “pretty” equals successful and spiritual. The reality, though, is that if we’re healthy, we will be successful in more things, including spirituality. But instead of doing the things that are naturally required to keep ourselves healthy and successful, we short-circuit the process by making ourselves looking healthy and successful, while inside we are full of “dead men’s bones”.

It’s much the same in our being suckers for get-rich-quick schemes. We think if we’re upstanding we’ll be rich, so we turn it around to say that if we’re rich that means we’re upstanding.

At least it appears that way, but…

We’re wrong on both counts.

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