I read this quote today: "Not everything of value makes a profit, and not everything that makes a profit is of value".
It got me thinking. As to "not everything that makes a profit is of value" - these days everything seems to be seen as a marketing opportunity. We have an array of greetings card that even include "Happy Divorce", "Happy Birthday to my Boss", etc. etc. Products are manufactured that people never knew they needed until there was a massive marketing campaign to convince them that they did. Also, people are encouraged to keep updating products such as mobile phones and TVs. So many valuable resources - in terms of materials and labour - are being used to produce all this stuff.
And as to "Not everything of value makes a profit" - I think people increasingly think they have to spend money to enjoy themselves and I think that such a mindset also influences how we spend our leisure time with our children. I've noticed that children are just as happy to go to the park, run around and have a "picnic" as to be taken on expensive outings. It's nice if there's a mixture of both, but the "value" is often in something that can't be bought - fresh air, room to run around, time to have fun, the undivided attention of a parent, etc., etc.
I wondered what other Gransnetters thought.
Eloethan Fri 12-Apr-13 13:41:50
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salamander Sat 13-Apr-13 08:14:09
Mishap Sat 13-Apr-13 11:17:11
Eloethan Sat 13-Apr-13 11:21:59
Eloethan Sat 13-Apr-13 13:37:41
Nelliemoser Sat 13-Apr-13 14:38:30
Galen Sat 13-Apr-13 15:31:38
Greatnan Sat 13-Apr-13 15:51:18
Movedalot Sat 13-Apr-13 15:54:35
Mishap Sat 13-Apr-13 15:57:59
Eloethan Sat 13-Apr-13 16:53:33
Deedaa Sat 13-Apr-13 21:30:52