Too Pretty to Work.

May 29, 2013


I don’t like to judge, well sometimes I do but that’s a “Penn” for another time.  But, seriously, I read a story last week about Laura Fernee a scientist from London.  It appears that Ms. Fernee had to quit her job because of physical limitations…… actually it was because of her physical appearance.  She told reporters “The truth is, my good looks have caused massive problems for me when it comes to employment, so I’ve made the decision that employment just isn’t for me at the moment.”  She’s not completely destitute though, Fernee’s parents are covering her expenses including rent, gym membership and more than $2,300 a month in designer clothes. Good work if you can find it.

I probably can’t understand all that Dr. Fernee deals with, I’m not that pretty, but people all over the world overcome physical challenges.  When I think of a scientist who has persevered in spite of his limitations I think of Stephen Hawking, who’s not very pretty at all but still has lots going against him. 

Each of us will face challenges in life, perhaps not as daunting as Hawking or Fernee, but challenges nevertheless and the one person who will decide if we will quit or press on will be us.  Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.