What’s of real value?
Sometimes I laugh at myself because although I like to think that I have absolutely everything I need and can hope for, I may enter a supermarket or a shopping mall and then suddenly realise that there are other things I desperately must have. Things like hangers with the capacity for keeping five formal trousers on a single rack, a miniature fan that can be clipped onto my study desk, a little post-it note pad that will be useful for writing important things to be done, or a discreet object that can open envelopes without a hassle!
At times advertisements challenge me too, when they suggest that without a particular product, I will not be able to live the kind of life intended for me. If I am not careful, discerning and vigilant, I can very easily become a slave to some material things that previous generations did not even realise were important.