Tuesday, September 04, 2007
"The Best Things in Life Aren't Things" read the bumper sticker on the car in front of me while I was on my way to Whole Foods for lunch. My initial reaction was having to confront just how materialistic I am. Then there was a brief moment where I thought I better hit the brakes so I don't run into this guy about to ruin my day with his bumper sticker.
While I love the sentiment of the bumper sticker, and wanted badly after my initial reaction to have thought it out and just scream yeah, all I could think of is how pissed I am when there's nothing to watch on my plasma TV, nothing "good' to eat in the fridge, or especially when my car isn't being cooperative.
It was disturbing to me to have to confront this about myself because all I wanted was some lunch after a really rough morning at work. Up to the point where I noticed the sticker, I was laughing while listening to my satellite radio. The whole damn time I was in the store eating my sushi and drinking my bottled water, all I could think of was that friggin' bumper sticker.
You know, I wouldn't trade my friendships for anything in the world. I love to do good things, I get a great feeling when I do charity work or volunteer at the church. I really do believe in my heart that the bumper sticker does speak the truth. But I'd be lying if I denied my need for material things as I type this on my laptop computer then transmit it via my high speed wireless home network.