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Sunday, October 18, 2009

A New Dimension to Social Climbing

The New York Post reports on the latest trend among Manhattan elites in child crafting.
Jeffrey Stern's mother wanted him to have every advantage -- from his schooling at Manhattan's prestigious Dalton School to summer camp in the Berkshires.

So when Jeffrey, at age 11 and 4-foot-1, was a full foot shorter than everyone else in his class, she talked to an endocrinologist, who put him on human growth hormone.

"The doctors said that he was that he was destined to be taller," Margot Stern said.

Jeffrey now stands 5-foot-7, but that's not tall enough for the 16-year-old and his mother.

"They said that the height that's owed to him is around 5-foot-8 or 5-foot-10," she said. "I was going to give him a chance to achieve his growth potential."
This seems a perfectly natural development in a society that worships creation over creator: if the creation doesn't meet your aesthetic standards make necessary corrections until it does. It is only a matter of time however until vicarious narcissistic parents reconsider the merits of the formerly discredited science of eugenics, a vastly more efficient means of assuring satisfactory reproductive outcomes than inelegant post-birth methods like the above.

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