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David Castillo Dominici
Is it that they think that's what we want in news? Maybe, but that's a self-fulfilling prophecy....give us drivel and that's what we expect.
Is it that they are just as blind to our materialistic culture, thinking that is what makes us happy? I would hope they are better read and more intellectually curious.
Mainstream media gets the airwaves for free in return for providing public benefit. What if they redirected their hype from retailers to charities? They could promote the idea of giving charities for Christmas. When my family had all they needed, I did this as Christmas gifts.
This even works for kids. My niece thought it was really cool that she became the adopted parent of a white leopard for a year and when she graduated from high school, I took her on a volunteer vacation. I found a charity for my soccer-fanatic godchild that brought soccer balls to bombed out areas in the world to give the traumatized children there something fun to do. And when I gave him a couple hundred dollars as a graduation present, he wrote that he wanted to donate half of it to charity. Wow.
So give a REAL gift this year, a gift of compassion, a lesson in values, an experience that will last a lifetime.