You may remember this popular medieval fable from school. Griselda, a serf, is standing in a pile of barn muck one day, contemplating how the noble knight she loves won't give her a second glance. Then a lion that someone brought back from the Crusades walks by and inspires Griselda. All she needs is a glistening mane! As if on cue, a Demon appears chanting:
What would you give for pretty swooshy hair?
Why everything everything everything!
Your voice and your ability to be self-aware?
Everything, everything for pretty pretty hair!"
-From "Three Stories of Muck and Beauty with One Lion" by An Anonymous Friar
Well, times haven't changed. We're all Griseldas.