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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Contentment is natural wealth


C is for Contentment



Are you content?  

Not if the advertisers have been doing their jobs right you're not.  There is no profit in contentment.  Content people don't want.  And want is the driving force behind the north american economy.  How many people do you know who actually need whiter teeth or fewer wrinkles?  Do we need a new hairstyle, designer shoes or a Hollywood diet?  Or do we want these things because we've been convinced there's something wrong with us the way we are right now?  Yes, I know shoes do wear out, hair needs to be cut and a healthy weight increases life expectancy.  But I'm not talking about the actual product or service we're buying.  I'm talking about the feelings of want behind the purchases.  Do we really feel younger with our grey hidden with dye?  Or have we been convinced by a youth-obsessed culture that we want to look younger?  It's sad really.  We spend so much time, effort and money on wanting that we fail to see we're okay just the way we are.  



The next time somebody tries to sell you "want", don't buy it.  Dare to be content.

13 comments:

  1. This was a great C post and so true.

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    1. Thanks - I really liked yours too. A-Z is all about supporting each other while we challenge ourselves.

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  2. Absolutely true and beautifully said, thank you :)

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  3. What a great 'C' post and as Kela has said so true. Looking forward to seeing more . I'm a new follower from the A to Z Challenge.
    Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

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    1. Thanks for following! I love the a - z - I always "meet" the best folks. :)

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  4. My mom occasionally buys these things and I feel pretty bad at times. Sometimes I think she's pressured by a channel she watches that promotes those items. Superb post!

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  5. It's sooo easy to buy (pun intended) into their methods - they're pro's! I read a good book once that referred to them as "influence practitioners" - and that's exactly what they are.

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  6. Wonderful post. I wish our economy weren't so driven by this artificially created "wanting". It would be so nice if everyone simply was content, and bought new things as they truly needed them. There would be so much less waste.

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  7. Great post! I think as I get older I'm becoming more content with fewer "things". Now, experiences are much more important. Thanks for the great read! And thanks for stopping by my blog! ~ Angela, Whole Foods Living, http://www.wholefoodsliving.blogspot.com/

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    1. I've too have moved into the experiential stage of my life... left materialism behind many moons ago.

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