Ninth Post of "tuesdays with Morrie" series: Money

Mitch and Morrie continue their discussions about life, and in this chapter of the book they are discussing Money.

The Eighth Tuesday: We Talk About Money
"'We've got a form of brainwashing going on in our country,' Morrie sighed. 'Do you know how they brainwash people? They repeat something over and over. And that's what we do in this country. Owning things is good. More money is good. More property is good. More commercialism is good. More is good. More is good. We repeat it - and have it repeated to us - over and over until nobody bothers to even think otherwise. The average person is so fogged up by all this, he has no perspective on what's really important anymore'" (pg. 125).

It is so so so easy to get swept away by the messages of STUFF!!!! I hate stuff. I really, really do. Even more, though, I really hate the constant advertising thrown at me and my family for stuff. And when I say constant, I mean constant. It's hard to walk out of your house without some advertisement screaming at you: a bus driving by with an ad on it, a radio spot, a car driving on the road with an ad wrapped on it, flyers on the telephone poles, etc.

I hate the ads. It makes me sick to be constantly inundated with ads because the ads encourage me to want more, do more, spend more.

How do you keep yourself from not buying into the culture and feeling that you constantly need to spend more?

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