“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity to what we would have others think of us.” –Jane Austen I need this machine. I told Scott so, and that I would only need to spend $185 to procure one. “It does what now?” he asked. “Hm,” I began, “it buzzes away the lines under your eyes when you move it around in little circles there. And it comes with its own serum!” He was not impressed by this last bit although, truthfully, he hadn’t been impressed by the first part either. Right around the time I turned 40, I remember listening to…