"On NPR this morning, was a story that had an offhand comment which typically illustrates the problem. The interviewee, predictably hawking a book, tells of how he spent time with various religions, including a time with some Franciscan Friars, who have taken a vow of poverty.The interviewer, Steve Inskeep, an NPR intellectual lightweight if there ever was one, says something stupid like, "Don't you just ever wonder if those monks wake up every morning just wanting a new iPhone 4? Tee-Hee-Hee!"
Hey, Steve, first of all, they are Friars, not Monks. Second, no, there are a lot of people who don't want to consume and don't feel the need to own things as an indicia of their self-worth. NPR airheads, of course, are not among them."
Enjoy life and not things.