What We Consider Important
A couple of days ago as I sat at a transit bus stop, I was joined by a lady with whiter-than-white skin covered with loads of face cream and some decayed teeth. We both agreed that it was a nice sunny day. I mentioned that this was a most enjoyable way of getting our day's Vitamin D. The lady said she took Vitamin D pills and avoided the sun because she wanted beautiful skin. At this point, she leaned towards me and with a big smile pointed proudly to her skin. What stood out most were her decaying teeth. I did not find her skin beautiful; but if I had, the picture the lady was trying to portray would have been a flop with those decaying teeth taking center stage when she smiled. I casually mentioned the dentist, whereupon she went into a tirade as to why she could not afford one. Her decaying teeth are not good for her health and certainly not for her self-assessed beautiful skin. If she had gone to a dentist regularly and had tiny fillings taken care of, the cost would have likely been far less than that of the creams and pills. Her prioritization is certainly not mine: Is it yours?