In these days of the coronavirus, our TVs still show us messages that purport to make our lives better. Some commercials have me pause. Just how important is the suggested improvement?
1. A grizzly bear has a fish in its mouth. Suddenly, his eyes go wide and the fish plummets to the ground. He has seen a shiny new truck go by.
2. A woman smiles radiantly through a shining face. She is the happy user of a “rapid wrinkle repair” cream.
3. A riding mower zips along. Who knew that I have the power to be a “guardian of the grass”, a “keeper of the green”? I can “ride faster”, be a “time cruncher”. Happiness follows.
4. My hair can be rescued from the ravages of time. “Rich, radiant colour” is mine for the taking because, after all, “no colour covers greys better.”
5. All will be well. This drug will give me clear skin. Unfortunately, “serious allergic reactions may occur.”
6. To be a real man, a full head of hair is required. Thank God that I can “defy hair loss by regrowing more hair” and that “[my] satisfaction is guaranteed.”
From whence does my satisfaction arise?
Is there a person, thing or action that will rescue me from the doldrums of life?
Or should I take another look at the values I choose?