The Next Best Thing
I talk to my students often about the consumerism that has overtaken the American psyche. We are crazy about the next best thing, IPhone 6, Kindle 3, 3D TV etc. We can’t wait for it. I just saw a commercial for a shampoo infused with the “berry” that was going to help us lose weight last year! For goodness sake is there anything it can’t do? I was swept up myself and couldn’t wait for several things that I knew I couldn’t live without. Well at some point I realized that I could live without them and the planet would continue to spin. I still like shiny new stuff but I don’t have to run out get it right away. There are so many things more important than stuff. My grandkids for instance. A good wood fire in our family room when it’s chilly out. A day when I don’t have to do anything other than what I decide to do.
You can add to the list I’m sure. Slow down and enjoy what you have.