Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas is Approaching

Christmas is a time of mixed emotions for me. I don't like the consumerism involved, although I readily participate in it. I keep going back, wondering if I've bought enough. What troubles me most is that-the weakness. What do I do it for? Am I trying to buy love? I know better than that. Am I duped by the ads, the commercials, the sales gimmicks, the discount hype? I know too much psychology to fall for all of that. Still, I go back, right to the end, sometimes just hours before we open our presents, looking for that one last item, that one special something that will bring happiness to the receiver, the one that will put me in a good light. It all is ridiculous, I know it, but I continue to do it. That's what I don't like about Christmas-the contradictions.

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