The other day when an image of a young girl from a reality show, with too tan skin, too low cut of an outfit and just too too much everything was plastered across my screen I got to thinking-- I wonder why this person is lauded and celebrated? Besides the entertainment equivalent of watching a car wreck why are we all making these people rich? Wouldn't it be smarter and more advantageous to celebrate a scientist that could cure fatal diseases? Shouldn't a scientist that is working towards the betterment of society get a $150,000 a day versus some kid that may or may not have graduated highschool? I am all for the present, gosh knows I could never go back in time (my lifetime that is, get me a one way ticket to a gentler decade and I am there) but I do wish we could re-evaluate whom we choose to put on a pedestal and reward. It used to be that scientists, inventors and the like were in the public eye and got some serious rock star like attention. I'm not saying to cut out these car wrecks of television but maybe distribute the attention a bit? What do you think? I wonder if Thomas Edison came to visit today if he would be in awe of how far we advanced or appalled at how low we have stooped. Maybe a bit of both?Thomas Alva Edison is my pick for today of an individual that should be celebrated and not forgotten. A really cool guy and for anyone that needs to be motivated he is a one-stop awe-inspiring machine.