Thursday, January 05, 2006

Some great people keep God in their lives

Reposted as history. Originally posted in January of 2005.

How Can Someone Who Lives in Insane Luxury Be a Star in Today's World?

12/20/2004 - By Ben Stein

As I begin to write this, I "slug" it, as we writers say, which means I put a heading on top of the document to identify it. This heading is "eonlineFINAL," and it gives me a shiver to write it. I have been doing this column for so long that I cannot even recall when I started. I loved writing this column so much for so long I came to believe it would never end. It worked well for a long time, but gradually, my changing as a person and the world's change have overtaken it.

For many years, Ben Stein has written a biweekly column for the online website called "Monday Night At Morton's." (Morton's is a famous chain of Steakhouses known to be frequented by movie stars and famous people from around the globe.) Probably one of the most important statements in this article is Ben's comment "a man or woman who makes a huge wage for memorizing lines and reciting them in front of a camera is no longer my idea of a shining star we should all look up to". How many of us still are in awe of famous people? How many of us have really thought through why this notoriety impresses us so? I only wish I could be more like Ben Stein's description of what he sees as important. It is an awesome perspective. Check out the article by clicking on the link above. What do you think?


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