Valuing your friends

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This wonderful advancement in technology known as the DVR has distinct advantages over regular television viewing. Chief among them is the ability to fast forward through commercials. I find most commercials annoying, but every now and then one comes along that really gets under my skin. It’s silly, I know. There’s plenty in this world to be concerned about without wasting my energy being bothered by a commercial, but still…it bugs me:

“You value your friends. So does Directv. Meg’s worth a hundred…”

Maybe what really bothers me is the sense that it doesn’t really bother anyone else.

That people are commodities.

That relationships are categorized into “those who can do something for me” and “those who can’t”.

That it’s getting harder to trust that anyone’s motives are unselfish in nature.

Or maybe I’m just grumpy…

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