Tuesday, December 11

Do You Have Affluenza?

Read this off Investopedia.com:

"Term Of The Day: Affluenza
A social condition arising from the desire to be more wealthy,
successful or to "keep up with the Joneses". Affluenza is
symptomatic of a culture that holds up financial success as
one of the highest achievements. People said to be affected
by affluenza typically find that the very economic success
they have been so vigorously chasing ends up leaving them
feeling unfulfilled, and wishing for yet more wealth.

Investopedia Says:
Affluenza is arguably present in the United States, where the
culture is one that prides itself on possessions and financial
success. Mainstream media outlets, such as television broadcasts,
tend to show how pervasive the idea has become.

While affluenza cannot be quantified easily, those wishing to
avoid the condition should look to be the master of, not a slave
to, the things they have or wish to obtain."

Do you suffer from Affluenza?

Money makes a good servant, but is a terrible master. I pray we won't succumb to this destructive disease.