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It's truly amazing how we've allowed the media to shape how we perceive the world around us and what we interpret as important. Especially in the way of relationships. Valentines day is fraught with lovers running and spending frantically trying to stay in good standings with their mate by giving all the standard gifts of the occasion. Mother's day is just as maniacal. We make sure the obligatory flower arrangement and dinner out is executed and leave feeling we've accomplished the requirements needed to fulfill the expectations of the moment. And let's not even start with Christmas. Technological advances have assured us that we have enough choices of gadgets at our disposal to last throughout the millennium. So why is it that the more tangible gift options we have, the further we lose insight of those we love. It was their company that drew us to them, yet, we wound up spending less and less time with them by working unrealistic hours trying to garner more wealth in order to keep the object of our desire interested in us, thereby, distancing ourselves from them, when it was our presence that drew them in the first place? Consider the following read.
Most of the items we are urged to purchase sway us with promises of ease and the freeing up of more time to do the things we said we would venture into if we had more time. Well, let's examine a few of them. We were prompted to invest in cell phones, yet, we communicate less and less each day. We have drive thru service in order to speed up the process and take some of the hassle out of our day, yet, both the one giving the order and the taker of the order are ruder than usual. We have huge vehicles, yet we spend most of our time alone in them, and few of our trips are destined to end at a visit to a loved one's home. We buy homes with every creature comfort imaginable, yet, we never have the time to enjoy them. We spend top dollar on fashion in an attempt to fit in, yet, we repel people by our perception of arrogance and vanity. We buy every tonic and drug that promises to increase our life span, and science has helped in our longevity, yet, the quality of our life is diminished because those extended years are spent with strangers in a hospital or nursing home caring for us rather than our friends and loved ones. We buy computers in order to network with others, yet, we are constantly alone facing the emotionless stare of a monitor. We buy all the lawn and garden equipment that Lowes and Home Depot can provide us to make a pristine yard that draws the attention of the passerby, yet, we seethe with anger if some one attempts to stop by for a visit and blemishes one blade of grass on our lawn.
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