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Vanity in 2009?

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If you’ve come to this blog in hopes of reading about or gaining consumer insight to bathroom sinks or women’s handbags you’re going to be very disappointed. So stop now, turn back and sorry for wasting your time.

 

Now that the disclaimer is over with, let’s get down to business.

 

Of all the things alive and kicking in this day and age vanity is one that I can’t believe is still alive. As you may or may not know, everything I learn and know comes from television. According to television, the pinnacle of cool is something that hardly any human can achieve and those that could really couldn’t hold it over anyone’s head because they’re already so far removed from society.

 

Like fat women in halter tops, fat men in Speedos, skinny girls in halter tops, old men with earrings and bald men with pony tails you’d think what’s obvious to all the rest of us would be apparent to the person, (or victim as I like to refer to them) perpetrating the crime.

 

I’ve also heard that some of this is based on the misconception that attitude controls outward appearance. There are some people out there that seem to believe that if you think you are beautiful then you will be beautiful. If this was true then if I believed I could fly I would be able to. Well, two broken legs, a broken arm and a fractured collar bone later I can honestly tell you that humans can not fly under their own power.

 

In this day and age it’s near impossible to be cutting edge. Not only because the edge is constantly moving, but for the most part a lot of the technology is on average affordable. So if you think you’re cool because of your new phone just know that an eleven year old has the same phone as you and can execute all the options more efficiently than you. Think you’re cool because of your lap top? Yes, again there’s an eleven year old that has the same model as you and probably got it for $200 less than you paid for it.

 

That leaves just the beautiful people that are clueless. If you think you’re hot there’s a good chance that you’re probably fairly attractive, but it really doesn’t matter because with 8 billion people on the earth there is definitely someone out there better looking than you.

 

Furthermore, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from my television research and devotion it’s that vain people learn an important life lesson and turn there life around. So how is it that someone could be ignorant to this fact? The vain person always loses in the end.

 

Finally, the thing that bothers me the most about vanity is how anyone could think they’re better than me.

 

Egg On!

Ramblin’ Rooster

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Written by Ramblin' Rooster

January 4, 2009 at 4:54 am

5 Responses

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  1. TV got that one wrong. Good looking people generally make more money and have more opportunity than people who are not attractive. But most writers spend a lot of time alone, and it makes people feel good to think that the “beautiful people” will get a comeuppance for their vanity.

    Michael

    January 4, 2009 at 7:24 am

    • Michael, I can’t beleive you’d attack televison! I will pray for your soul. You’re probably right, but one day the ugly people of the world will rise up against the beautiful and the streets will run with blood and wheat double-wear all day base. Excellent comment and totally awesome to use “comeuppance”! Thanks for your two cents.

      Ramblin' Rooster

      January 5, 2009 at 4:08 am

  2. Problem with people that are vain is that they’re generally oblivious to whether or not they have anything comng their way. Especially if it has anything to do with some sort of spiritual improvement. But in TV I suppose anything is possible. What about people that are vain like me? Thinking we look good when no one else agrees?

    Reid

    January 5, 2009 at 8:56 am

  3. There is an excellent South Park treatment on the subject that explains that all the great achievements in science, art and literature are created by “less attractive” people because their lack of social opportunities growing up allows them the requisite hours of practice necessary to achieve greatness in a discipline. Imagine how many programming hours Bill Gates would have got in if he was captain of the football team? I’m thinking none!

    Michael

    January 5, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    • Michael, you tickle me again. Thankfully God has made, (or at least blessed us with the ability to judge) ugly people to do all the real work. A world without Microsoft all because of a smokin’ hot Bill Gates… now that’s funny. Thanks for making me laugh and sharing your humor.

      Ramblin' Rooster

      January 6, 2009 at 4:35 am


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