Consumerism, Spirit tells me, is an addiction in that
It is a lifestyle without soul, without purpose other than
To possess more and more of what is destined and
Designed to become out of style, obsolete and
Requiring replacement by a newer model of whatever,
That, in a very short time, will also be without value.
And yet, He tells me, our society has come to
Depend, almost for its financial survival, upon
Producers and advertisers of unnecessary
Consumer goods, whose mission
Statement seems to be to create a need
For such in the minds of the general
Population- the so-called masses.
However, Spirit advises, when I suggest
The masses are victims of advertising,
He corrects me with the reality that
They choose, for whatever reason,
To play the game.