Some people chase after the flashy, showy things, thinking that it will fill them. But on the inside, the flashy is often hollow, cheap and ugly.
Many never realize that the things of lasting beauty and peace are not flashy on the outside. Years of toil and loving committment make them strong, stable and reliable on the inside.
Knowledge, learning, growth and true charity build strong reservoirs of inner peace.
Consumerism destroys peace.
America is losing its strength and stability to consumerism.