Is This All We Have?

Why is it we feel the need to keep buying stuff we don't really need to impress people we don't even like & who probably don't even care?

Why can't we just use what we have till they break or fade? Why must we give in to this crazy consumer mentality, the lies they tell us to upgrade this or that, to keep with the 'trends'? Why the heck is following the trend so important anyway? Cause' we'll be an outcast if we don't? Cause' people will give us funny looks if we stick to living simply? Take all this 'stuff' away, where does that leave us? Lost? Insecure? Unhappy? Yikes.

But why is that? Won't we all go to the grave taking nothing with us anyway? Or is that why we're clinging on so tightly to all these 'things'? Because sadly, this life seems to be all we have & all we know? Is that why there's corruption, injustice, oppression, greed, lust, selfishness?

Every man is for himself. There's no love of substance left in the world cause' everyone's too busy loving just themselves. Even that isn't love. It's a warped, twisted kind of blind narcissism. It kills, it takes, it wants. But never gives, never sacrifices, never surrenders. Is that all this is leading us?

Look around you. Read the news. It seems to be. But is there Hope beyond us? I encourage you to seek it out. You'll only find it when you're desperate. When you realize man will never be the solution.

~ J a n i e ll e

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