Have you ever wondered how much stuff you would
really have if it weren't for mass media? There are many things
I never knew existed, and certainly didn't realize I needed, until
the marketing department brought it to my attention. Commercials,
billboards, advertisements, and unsolicited phone calls, all serve
to fuel our fires of discontent. We are made to believe that everything
would be great if I only had product X, Y, or Z. Maybe learning
to be content in all situations is just that, a learning experience.
Experiencing God's peace when the world says we should be miserable
communicates more than any advertising campaign.