Friday, December 08, 2006

Peace of Mind

Ben Stein came out with a new op-ed entitled A Season for Peace of Mind. It's definitely worth reading.

My point here is simple: If you're not rich, please don't show off at this time of year by spending money you don't have. It's Madison Ave.'s task to make you think you can spend your way into someone's heart at Christmas. That's fine, but it's not true. No one who can be bought is worth buying. That's especially true where romantic love is concerned. Besides, this is the season of peace. For any real friend or lover or relative, your peace of mind comes first. This is easy to forget at this time of year, but it's truer than ever now. To be broke and scared about money is not what "Merry Christmas" means. Give love, not heartache, this time of year -- and all year, every year.

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