There's a famous saying--"No pain, no gain." I most definitely have endured my fair share of pain, but the other day, I started wondering if my all my discomfort truly resulted in gain....or was it all simply in vain? I guess you could say that sacrificing the comfort of a pinky toe for the sake of wearing cute shoes most definitely falls into the category of vain.
Our society has become so vain that we not only forfeit comfort for the sake of beauty, but we even jeopardize our health and well-being. I'm not even joking when I mention the newest fad in plastic surgery--toe lengthening/shortening and even (gasp) removal! While I readily admit that the removal of my pinky toe would certainly improve the fit--and comfort--of the majority of the shoes in my closet, I'm not about to go to a plastic surgeon to have it chopped off. No thank you--I will just continue to squeeze all five piggies into those strappy stilettos, walk slowly and carefully, and grin and bear it.....because every girly-girl knows that beauty IS pain!