So as I’m contemplating…
Modern Abundance, Obesity, and Social Media Obsession….
The Devil, and Plastic keeps coming to mind.
So i look up when did plastics become widespread?
It seems like it was invented in 1907 but it became widespread in the 1940’s and 50’s.
Exactly when i suspected…
My grandparents would have grew up without plastic- therefore making Christmas ornaments, making mattresses out of moss
My parents grew up with the beginning of plastics…
Our children are growing up with almost no items without plastic… toys , clothes, housewares, plumbing just about everything.
So plastic takes the place of traditional materials for a fraction of the cost.
( wood, cotton, metal, glass, ceramic)
As I’m pondering 🤔 this … i keep hearing- fake.
Is that the devils tactic- you don’t have to do such and such … just fake it.
Genesis: “Eat this Apple, you don’t have to be a God , you can be “like” a god , just by eating this”
1920- Mom and child would sew a doll and doll clothing.
2020- kids have 45 dolls they never play with.
1920- create Christmas decorations
2020- Buy new Christmas decorations by the cartful at hobby lobby, pay someone to decorate your tree. Throw away lights when they are too knotted
1940- Couple splits a coke on Saturday night , talking all afternoon.
2020- couple goes on vacation, takes hundreds of pictures, and don’t talk to each other the whole time
1920- kids help garden , cook and eat simple meals together.
2020- order take out from 2 different places, no one eats at the same time. No one cooks. No one cleans
Fake family meal
The abundance is a fake!
We have so much crap because we want
Be good Mothers
We are choosing the “Apple” over the Garden of Paradise!!