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Our Greatest Need

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Our greatest need is to know that we've been forgiven

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“May cause droziness… even death”

Do you have a favorite thing to do?
And when you’re doing that thing, do you hate it when you’re interrupted; even for a minute or two?
I have dozens of favorite things to do. One of which is watching television.
One of my
I really enjoy it.
I enjoy when my imagination is taken to a place of adventure, action, drama and suspense.
But there’s something about watching television that I can’t stand.
Commercials.
I can’t stand when commercials interrupts right at the moment when I’m about to find out if “Greg is going to win a million dollars” or if “Susan is going to say yes to Steve’s proposal” or if “Hunter is going to save the days”
I especially can’t stand pharmaceutical commercials.
I don’t know if you’ve seen them or not, but they’re the worst. 30-60 seconds of just an awful attempt to convince the person watching that their medicine can cure it all.
It’ll go something like this...
“Are you struggling with depression or anxiety?”
“Do you have bowel difficulties?”
“Are you fatigue from walking up 200 stairs?”
“Well try this!”
Then the medication that’s being advertised has the craziest spelling.
Next they go into the scientific proof as to why it works...
And finally, the worst part… the side effects.
Now the commercial is shown with pleasant overtones.
A lady skipping through a field of daisies.
A man fishing and catching a huge fish
Children laughing and smiling.
A blend of vivid and soft colors are used to ease your mind and make you comfortable, and then they recite the side effects:
+ may experience drowsiness, violent diarrhea, uncontrollable blinking, altered behavior… and even DEATH.
WAIT WHAT??
The NY Times ran an article December last year, stating that in 2016 there was over 700,000 pharmaceutical ads ran, and that in the span of 4 years pharma ads on air increased by about 64%.
The reason, is simple. We have ailments that are both mental and physical, that we want to be healed from.
IT WHAT WE ALL WANT, RIGHT?
Not all of us...

A GOOD PROGNOSIS FOR THE PARALYTIC

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