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We Want Love

Words are the bane of my existence. I can’t stop thinking about them, thinking about the ways in which other people use them, getting caught up in the mistakes and missteps so common in everyday language. Take, for example, a few of the words that we think really mean something: love, freedom, and wealth. Then, consider how we use these words, and the problem becomes clear. Our words are broken. The meaning is missing.

We want love without commitment.
Freedom without responsibility.
Wealth at others’ expense.

But that’s not love. It’s just greed.

And instead of freedom, we’re really headed for radical individualism, a kind of selfish living that ends in self-destruction.

Then there’s our desire for wealth, for success, for power. We no longer know what we need. And soon, we’ll be left without the ability to tell what we want.

The result is a marketer’s utopia. Lots of blind (and mindless) consumers looking out for Number 1.

A new kind of slavery.

So comfortable that we don’t even notice the chains.

Then there’s our desire for wealth, for success, for power. We no longer know what we need. And soon, we’ll be left without the ability to tell what we want.

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