During this program, you will see advertisements for new cars with so many new options like leather seats, wood trim, and electronic gadgets that your current car does not have. Suddenly, without first knowing why, you look at your car in a new light. Your mind has begun comparing and contrasting again, and society is geared towards you being unsettled and dissatisfied. That way, you will spend your hard earned money on new “stuff” that will become outdated soon with even newer products that fit in your mind with the “must haves”. What was a luxury is now a necessity, and your mind cannot let it be and it becomes a must have.
The same can be said with your girlfriend or boyfriend. You will view say a lingerie advertisement with young tall girls prancing around in skimpy outfits. Your mind suddenly stirs with passion, and your current girlfriend or wife is now unsatisfactory, when just moments before, you were content. Your mind starts fantasizing, and this again is a source of new misery.
Do you see where all this is going? Society knows that your mind is racing during the day and needs relaxation. And when the Internet is turned on or your television is turned on, what was satisfactory suddenly becomes unsatisfactory. That is how the wheels of the economy turn. Sales are generated, the rich owners become more wealthy, and you the worker–becomes poorer.
But the dent in your bank account is a damage that is far less severe than the damage to your mind. Your mind is slowly imprinted with new desires and new passions that make you discontented and dissatisfied. You may be perfectly happy with your game system per se if you enjoy playing video games. Suddenly the advertisements show a new video game console like the Nintendo Wii that allows you to experience more and supposedly more fun. Your current model of whatever video game console you own now suddenly becomes obsolete, and you feel a sudden emptiness when playing with your current video game console. You want the new one.
Television, the Internet, and magazines and other main stream media thus is poisonous to your soul. You end up unconsciously absorbing that the main stream media exports and oozes. You get a heightened susceptibility sort of like a hypnosis and manipulation. You could term this a receptive unawareness, sort of like being blindfolded and having someone else guide your walk by pushing on your back. Or your moving to the passenger side seat and having someone you don’t know get into your car and start driving around.