More Than Enough

We really are being programmed by mass media.  Don't panic now, this is not a conspiracy theory post or rant.  It's just an acknowledgement of how bombarded we are to acquire stuff.  Tech companies have us on constant and continuous upgrade cycles.  Shopping whether online or brick and mortar has been raised to a sport.  And of course, this is nothing new.  It's been going on for several generations and started with the Baby Boomers.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not an ascetic, and I don't espouse living as one.  I like a nice place to live, good food to eat and yes, I have an iPhone, Ipad, laptop, a big screen tv, yada, yada, yada.  But enough is enough.  I get tired of the constant pitch.  Don't you?  It seems the only way to turn it off is to literally, turn it off.  Not a bad idea from time to time.  The poem More is my lament to modern living.



We have so much
So much more than we need
We need so much less than we have
We have more than we want
We want what we are fed
We are fed lies
Lies that tell us we need more