You see, it’s really not about the Jones’. It’s about us. Our pursuit of material things is nothing more than a cheap anesthetic to deaden the pain of an empty life. The most terrible thing about materialism, even more terrible than its proneness to violence, is its utter boredom. I love this quote, “Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.”
So, instead of keeping up with the Jones let’s try getting behind the Jones’. Let them be bored, let them be empty and unsatisfied, while we stay behind and live a free and full life.
Straight Talk is presented by Patrick Henry Family Services. www.patrickhenry.org
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