SOAPBOX of the week: the demise of excess and avarice

“Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.”   – John Lahr, drama critic

Supply and demand used to be so simple.  A work-in-progress of balancing out the have’s and have-not’s, meeting needs while doing “good business.”  What you see is what you get.  And it made calm sense.  Now, the offerings are fantastical in design, superfluous in number and sizzled as solutions for immediate happiness.  We’ve grown to not only expect more of such uncategorized stuff, we feel entitled to bigger, better, faster as well!  Greed overshadows need, and guilt counters with acceptable addictions.  It’s another chicken or egg parable, because amidst the overpromising big print, it’s still your choice to suffer the small print which taketh away.  Choose to sedate the urges for more, more, more, for too much will always be too much, folks.

Copyright 2008 by Kimberlie Dykeman
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