Have you ever seen the commercial by Best Buy introducing their Buy Back Program? You can view it online here. In the commercial, Best Buy explains that when new versions of technology come out, you can trade in the old and put the money towards getting the new version.
As humans, let’s face it, we’re never satisfied. We are constantly wanting the latest thing thinking it will make us happy. I’m sure we’ve all said, “life would be good if only I could have….” or “I would finally be happy if….” So, we are inherently lured in by the media. We buy, buy, buy and when we think we’ve finally ‘caught up with the Jones,’ something new comes out and then we head back shopping. Our new car will one day be old and beat up, the 3-D tv that was just bought will one day be outdone by 4G, 5G and so on. We are just never truly satisfied.
The real problem lies in that we are seeking happiness in all the wrong places. No matter how much we adore those new leopard pumps we just bought or the diamonds we were given for Christmas, those things can never give us what we truly crave. Happiness cannot be found at the mall. Continue reading