We’re continually overwhelmed with and distracted by our stuff. (Living the Simple Life)
We visited friends the other day, who talked about food porn. They love watching cooking shows and reading food magazines. It got me thinking of all the other kinds of “porn” that we take in: house porn (looked at any dream houses lately?), technology porn, even church porn. I helped a friend shop for a computer today. I thought of a million reasons I need to buy an iBook, before I reminded myself: What I have is enough. In fact, it’s more than enough. Macs are nice, but I don’t need anything more than I already have. What a similarity between porn and materialism, though. It promises more than it can deliver, makes you feel like you need and deserve it, and leaves that unsatisifed feeling after.