How many of us have the courage to resist the pressures wealthy executives cruelly aim at our minds like weapons of psychological warfare? Do we dare appear cold, insensitive and selfish by not indulging in fundamentalist consumerism?
Do we dare stand up for our (forgotten?) principles and refuse to overindulge in our patriotic duty as consumption engines? Is it acceptable these days to make gifts with our own hands, simple things that have a different meaning other than one of how much hard-earned money was spent? Is it OK to purchase practical (or just fun), inexpensive items for a few loved ones or are we expected to show how good of a person we are by spending more money than we make? Does that indicate how much we care?