By Jane Velez-Mitchell
Americans are being lured into dependancy. And what we are addicted to is not unavoidably unlawful or perhaps challenging to come back by way of. Prescription medicinal drugs are making us excessive. quick meals is making us fats. the web retains us continually distracted with every thing from playing and porn to compulsive social networking. tv bombards us with glamorized violence. From billboards, to on-line pop ups, to ads. . . we are seduced into purchasing extra stuff we do not desire whereas we drown in transforming into debt. big gains fill the wallet of a handful of 'pushers' on the fee of everybody else. organizations, executive, and the media are growing the semblance that the extra we have now, the higher we're, and so we crave no matter what they are promoting and develop into hooked on their items within the approach. americans are being seduced into self-destructivebehavior on a mass scale. it is time to take our energy again. In her trademark no-holds-barred variety, Jane Velez-Mitchell asks, 'Do you really need to be a slave, current simply to make another individual wealthy and powerful?' If the answer's no, then learn this e-book. Addict country is our blueprint for swap, yet first we needs to see what's relatively happening. this can be an intervention!
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They plucked their first grapes and discovered the mind-altering beverage that resulted from the fermentation process. There’s even the occasional reference to alcoholism in the Bible. Addictions have gone forth and multiplied since biblical times. We now have many more temptations to seduce us into dangerous and even deadly choices. Symbolically, the snake may have first starred in the role of pusher by beguiling Eve into eating the apple, who passed it to Adam, getting them both thrown out of Eden.
That sound has always been a comfort, reminding me of nature’s omnipresence. That autumn morning I happened to be at a crossroads. I was between jobs and relationships and wondering what to do next. Sitting there, staring at nothing in particular, I was surprised to see a text come in on my cell phone saying that I should expect a call from a network executive at any moment. I perked up and began staring at my cell phone. In short order, the phone rang. A delightful voice on the other end of the line offered me a job hosting my own national TV show.
How’s your standard of living improved by comparison? ” The vast majority of taxpayers have seen their incomes remain nearly flat for the last three decades. 01 percent shot heavenward by almost 1,000 percent! 21 I’m going to think about that the next time I’m being swayed to buy some gizmo I don’t really need. Our Addiction to Materialism Is Creating Wealth Disparity The unspoken promise of this so-called capitalism is that we too could, one day, become billionaires. Hey, it could happen. We could win the lottery several times in a row.