June 17, 2007

BYBS - Consumerism

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Consumerism has often been blamed for the recent increase in the awareness about days like Mother’s day, Valentines day, etc. Big companies want to give reason to people to get out and buy their goods. Though the means might not be right, but the ends – people remembering their loved ones and showing them how much they mean to them – are definitely right.

Father’s day, which falls on 17th June this year, is another one of such days that I was not aware of a few years back. But now with TV, Internet and other media covering it profusely, I can not avoid knowing about it unless I decided to tale a break from life and go for a month long sojourn in the Himalayas. In that way consumerism, even with all the ills associated with it, has a silver lining too. It is up to us really to separate the wheat from the chaff, and take what we is good for us and ignore the rest.

Now that I know that today is father’s day, I can not help but ponder about how great a blessing my father has been to me. Since, I know for a fact that my father does not read my blog, I will refrain from writing a letter to him on here as I had originally intended to. Instead I will call him and tell him all that I was meaning to write down.

Meanwhile, here is me wishing all of you a Happy Father’s Day, and hoping that everyone has a great week ahead.

11 comments:

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

And Happy Father's Day to you! Hope that you have a wonderful day and are able to spend some time pondering your blessings, as you encourage all of us to!

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Sue said...

I agree, consumerism is not all bad, and when we do purchase those cads, or flowers not only is our loved one remembered, and happy, but it keeps someone else employed. Lovely BYBS and Father's Day message. Mine are now online too.

CyberCelt said...

Yes, Neo, tell him. There will be time enough for writing blog posts when he has passed.

msdemmie said...

Happy Fathers day - and what a great idea to call him and tell him in person.

Happy BYB Sunday.

Matthew Didier said...

Great sentiments, Neo...

http://tinyurl.com/2l428d is mine... not "Fathers Day" related... but for a reason... and not because I didn't like my dad... but because I do "BlogTalkers" and discussed my dad there ad nauseum.

For those interested, http://tinyurl.com/2rots4

Dana said...

It'd be nice if we all treated every day like Father's Day, Mother's Day, Valentines Day, etc...

Happy Father's Day and BYB Sunday!

Sandy Carlson said...

God works through consumerism, too! It's good to read your reflection on this holiday and your thoughts on your dad.

Lorna said...

Hope you had a great Father's Day as well and a BYB Sunday, too. My father passed away many, many years ago but he is still with me on this day.........just in a different way now. hugssssssssss

Aayush Bhatnagar said...

hi!! aayush here..cud not write BYBS as my laptop has crashed..mesaging u from a cafe..that too in delhi!!! on vaccation here!

RC said...

yea, i like your idea of seperating the wheat from the chaff.

while i can't stand consumerism, i am thankful for father's day (and mother's day) its valuable.

stev said...

Get your dad to read your blog then ;)

happy father's day!

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