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November 30, 2009

I've been a good little capitalist consumer this last month.

First, my wife bought me an Amazon Kindle electronic book reader for my birthday.

Then I bought us (meaning mostly me) a new Sony Bravia 52" LCD TV.  It was a special deal bundling in a Sony PlayStation 3 also.  So now I can watch Blu-ray movies (and play a few games too).

I'm so glad I can both live the American dream, and help keep capitalism going at the same time...

...while millions continue in poverty.

To be fair to myself.  I also paid fifteen times that amount in charity this year.  So I can alleviate the guilt...somewhat.

But it's sad, the great inequality in life.

Fortunately, the overall purpose in life is not to amass large fortunes and many posessions.  It's to learn and to grow.

You don't need a TV for that.  In fact, you'd probably be better off not wasting your time with it, but filling your head with something more meaningful.

But as for me, I'll keep my TV, thank you.  I like watching it.  It keeps me from having to think about more painful things.

-John

 

05:36 PM Nov 30 2009

glaciernew

glaciernew
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you lead a meaningful life. And I agree with your opinion that the overall purpose in life is not to amass large fortunes and many posessions.  It's to learn and to grow.

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