I hope you're well, well rested and are having a great week. Today I'm going to preach :), so let's take you to Church.
"It could be you."
This is one of the slogans for Britain's National Lottery and alludes to the possibility of you, a ticket holder becoming a millionaire. Hats off to this brilliant line of marketing. Like my previous blog post mentioned, language can be very persuasive. It took our uniqueness and individuality and used it to convince us that we have a unique chance of winning the money.
Hundreds of millions are buying lottery tickets for the pursuance of wealth. This word, for many people is the apparent solution to life's problems. I, myself, fall prey to it, as a student, and someone about to enter the working world. Like most people, the idea of having lots of money is an appealing one. Though like other external concepts, it is inherently wrong.
Like all truths this one resonates in all of us. Money is not the key to happiness, and it never will be. The real definition of money is control. Control over people, control over people's minds and ultimately control over people's souls. Money control through social conditioning, sets those without money aside, as social outcasts. I am talking about beggars on the streets asking for a few coins of change. It is terrifying to see how powerful this conditioning is: to see people ignore others deliberately; telling themselves that the beggar is simply not there. People are afraid of being associated with people who are without, that it makes you wonder what kind of world we are living in.