Hedonism and filling our bellies
Life is a treasure. When you get up every morning and indulge in every day living it must surely be one of the greatest pleasures man was put on earth to do. The issue is philosopical and religious but it is also practical and empirical.
Life is a valued treasure. There is nothing like it. We think, smell, walk, eat, work and go to sleep so we can get up the next morning and carry on with life, as we did yesturday and the day before and the day before. It's a repetitive cycle.
I for one appreciate the 'good life' the ability to live comfortably which I thank God for. I like the 'materialism' like having a car, ability to buy a car, and the indulgance in good food. I like televsion, satellites, going to the movies and read books and probably much more.
But I am not overtly ostentatious. Thank God again I don't live for materialism, for the brands, the high and fast life were the 'b' and end all is to live for a 'hedonist' culture of buy, buy, buy, brands, brands, brands as unfortunately much of my fellow men not only in one part of the world do but in the many,
Today we seemed to be gripped by a consumerist culture of averice. Many of us live for that, and I do believe we are egged on by the multinational companies and manufacturers that make them. Today, and eversince say the mid-20th century, we have been blessed by plentiful diversity, but unfortunately we take for granted and squander.
The economic wheel of industry has given us more than we can dream with most of us becoming selfish in our wants and desires, becoming a road hog of materialism, not caring how others live or why poverty persists and probably a good number of countries are living in a state of starvation and malnutrition.
Surely it must be the ultimate irony of mankind that we fill our bellies, nay stuff our stomaches while others die because of an absolute state of nothingness. As part of our treasures, we must appreciate for what we have and think of the others, think about what they don't have. This should also be one of our treasures as well.