find Target's newest marketing campaign highly annoying if not offensive, but unfortunately true to life??
(Did anyone find that statement unbearable to read?)
Target is singing
"I want it, I need it" to which is answered "We got it!"
I find this so sad that our wants are now being recognized as our needs.
I suppose this has been the "theme" for our society for some time, but for Target to be so bold as to advertise with it?!
Do we really even know what our needs are anymore? Do I need new clothes? Do I need to get out and see a new movie or indulge in some supposed well-deserved mom-time out?
I think we have grown accustomed to having that which is necessary so easily attained that we now believe that our wants are actually needs.
Of course, having things is very nice. I enjoy most everything I have. I am very blessed and very grateful (usually), but I do feel much guilt over spending so much money on frivolous things when others go without true needs such as food, water, shelter, and basic clothing, not to mention medicines, jobs, and most importantly, love.
How do we balance our needs and wants? How do we recognize/trust that God will provide all that we need?
Do I have more than I need, and if so, how is it justified?
I certainly do not have answers to these ramblings, but I am interested in what others think.
Perhaps Multum non multa can apply to more than just our curriculum this year.