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Hugh Hefner vs. Mother Teresa

I read somewhere that Hugh Hefner does not like broken potato chips. He actually has staff members that he pays to sort the broken chips from the whole ones. When I read this, two thoughts came to mind: Hef had never better come to my house, where ALL the chips get broken and then put back on the shelf for someone else to open, close, and put back on the shelf; and Mother Teresa.

I recognize these are random thoughts, but bear with me. As a society, we are more inclined to discuss an old guy’s culinary idiosyncrasies than a woman who won the Nobel Peace Price in 1979! Hef, of course, is still alive and chasing skirts, where Mother Teresa died in 1997, so I get that he would still be on the public’s radar, but for what good reason? As a parent, I wonder if my kids will grow up to acknowledge people of true character, versus the Snookis of the world, who are current pop culture icons. Granted, without Hugh Hefner, Pamela Anderson might only be known for her bad acting. On the other hand, without the works of Mother Teresa, countless lives in the slums of Calcutta would have gone uneducated, unfed and forgotten. Which of these people would I prefer my children to admire or emulate?

Yes, I am on my soapbox today, which happens occasionally. But after reading the story about Hef, all I can think about is how many people Mother Teresa could have fed with those broken potato chips.

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  1. PK 09/15/2010 at 2:50 am

    I often wonder the same things. I stand in the grocery checkstand line, and wonder why we give 2 shits about Britney, Lindsey or Tiger Woods. Yet we never seem to give a front page to a fallen soldier, hero soldier, Mother Theresa, or the guy that invented breast implants. Go figure.

  2. PK 09/14/2010 at 8:50 pm

    I often wonder the same things. I stand in the grocery checkstand line, and wonder why we give 2 shits about Britney, Lindsey or Tiger Woods. Yet we never seem to give a front page to a fallen soldier, hero soldier, Mother Theresa, or the guy that invented breast implants. Go figure.

  3. Rd 09/07/2010 at 3:16 pm

    I know how you feel. I remember a promo for “Dirty Little Liars” on ABC FAMILY! and we wonder why kids want to be like Paris Hilton! I just got an email about the movie stars that were around at the start of WWII. They didn't just run their mouths about politics and whose fault was it they actually joined up and helped their COUNTRY! I wish these idiots today could see the men an women over there as people, people who are far away from home and need to feel like they are not forgotten by the masses and pawns for the ones on high horses.

  4. Rd 09/07/2010 at 9:16 am

    I know how you feel. I remember a promo for “Dirty Little Liars” on ABC FAMILY! and we wonder why kids want to be like Paris Hilton! I just got an email about the movie stars that were around at the start of WWII. They didn't just run their mouths about politics and whose fault was it they actually joined up and helped their COUNTRY! I wish these idiots today could see the men an women over there as people, people who are far away from home and need to feel like they are not forgotten by the masses and pawns for the ones on high horses.

  5. raejean 09/04/2010 at 2:31 pm

    I hope my children are listening when I try to teach them about those who are good role models too!

  6. Allison_goodrich 09/03/2010 at 4:53 pm

    I hope they like and read up on of Mother Teresa!!! As always…I totally agree with you Jackie!