Monday, December 1, 2008

Food for Thought

The Christmas themed ads started appearing well before Thanksgiving this year, earlier than I can remember. I'm over it already and it's only December 1st! All the more reason to share this video I received today from a colleague. I can't endorse the sponsor's site, but I do endorse the video's primary point, which is to give of ourselves rather than join the tidal wave of consumerism that is a normal and expected part of the holiday season, and that if we want to do something with our hard earned money, we should give at least some of it to charity. I'm trying to sell the idea to my 13 and 16 year old children... Good luck, right?! It's ironic that while the video's message compliments the belt tightening most of us have been doing since the economy's crash, it opposes the only thing that will help the economy recover. I say, don't spend, and let the chips fall where they odd position from someone who has made a career of helping marketers sell their goods and services. Happy holidays.

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