I once heard an advertisement on the radio. It went like this (you’ll have to imagine the broad Aussie accent):
I want the kids to go to good schools. I want great holidays in exotic places. I want a comfortable retirement for me and the missus. And you know what? I’m making it happen!I must admit I tuned out at that point, but my guess is he was advertising some kind of investment portfolio.
Do you hear what this guy is saying? He’s convinced he needs three things to be happy:
- Significance: the kind to be found in good schools and good careers
- Satisfaction: exotic holidays and unique experiences
- Security: enough superannuation to guarantee a comfortable retirement.
The problem is that, like most of us, he’s looking for contentment in all the wrong places. He’s like God’s people in these words from Jeremiah ... one of the saddest passages in the Bible ...
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