March 8, 2009

Material Possession Addiction - M.P.A

I know I haven't posted in a while since my 100 post/100 facts-about-me entry--BUT I wanted people to actually know that I wrote something like that. I know people who scim through, and it's fine... But my own mother is shocked I got to 100, just because I was having trouble at number 20. :P

ANYWAY, I've finally come up with something to post! And what is that?? WELL, I recently started thinking about how people are....obsessed, addicted, so involved, ETC--in material things.

So yeah-- the other day I was noticing how easily people get offended. And I was really wondering why. And the answer that came to me was: We try so hard to be liked. AND HOW do we try? We try dressing super nice, [for a female] most of us tend to fix up ourselves with make-up, we show people we have money, we try to act like the people we want to please--you get the point.
If someone that I was trying to please said "I hate you" to me, yeah, I think I'd be pretty upset. WHY? Because I worked pretty hard to make that person like me, and here my "friend" is telling me that they don't like me.

Last night I went out with my uncle, and little did we know that there was a carnival going on RIGHT where we went to. And that was fine--it was busy, but fine. And we looked at some art pieces and such, and we noticed that there were more than a few paintings (by different people), that had someone smoking a cigar. And then MORE THAN A FEW TIMES, in that crowded place, someone blew a puff of smoke from their cigar, and ungaurded, we walked right through the smoke. Yes, it was gross. And that brought up the discussion of a couple reasons why people smoked those stupid things.

Have you ever noticed that in some movie, when someone's having a problem, they pull out a packet of cigar(ette)s and they start smoking--and then they offer the packet to their friend? And etc. The whole point. They had a problem (and it's mostly men who do this in the movies), they start smoking. The world's a better place.
Or is it?

Are they really problem free?
Did they just FIX the problem by smoking?
Haha NO.

They just caused an extra problem called LUNG CANCER. --BUT, they think it's fine and that it looks manly and whatever.
Some material object they love for no reason. NICE.

Remember that cathedral I visited? The one really nice, and I had a post all about it? That there was a man kissing these pictures of whatever those people/saints were? POINT AGAIN. It's SOME other MATERIAL possession. --NO WAIT, some IDOL. It's one thing to like whatever object--the other is to WORSHIP it.

Girls and clothing/hair/jewelry/etc.
Boys and video games/movies/hair-product(oh yes)/etc.
You get the point.
In the Bible (somewhere, though I forget right at this moment), it says not to make objects idols.
What people have done these days. It's SO easy to hurt someone's feelings now these days because we spend all of our time working on ourselves for other people, but never for God.
Most people wouldn't care if God told us in person whether he liked this or not about us.
But as Christians we should. If He told me, "Bookie, I hate what you're doing and how you look." I think I'd be on my knees sobbing and repenting.
--Though some people wouldn't care. I hate how the world's turning. It's sick and wrong. Material possesions addiction is only the beginning of it.

Oh well.

Anyway, since I have a little sister begging to use the computer, I'll leave it like that!
:D lol


P.S. SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG TO POST THIS ONE! (For some reason, I didn't realize that I hadn't pressed PUBLISH. *smacks forehead*)


Araken said...

Hmmm...I see your point. One true story I like about people who AREN'T addicted to material things involves Edison (not my pet flying squirrel, who does love material hazel nuts and pecans)

Edison's laboratory was burning down. As the famous inventor stood in the snow beyond the reach of the flames, he turned to his children and told them, "Go get your mom; this is a sight she'll only see once!"

Or something like that!

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of Matthew 6:19:20...

"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:"