Sunday, September 9, 2012

Ads Vs. Obituaries

I read the newspaper every day. Lately, I have been noticing the difference in the content of advertisements and obituaries.

Ads are about having great hair, teeth, sex, bodies. They are about eating good food, drinking good beverages, living in good houses, driving good cars. Advertisements are shallow, tensile, and hedonistic.

Obituaries are very different. They include none of these surface items. They contain realities like birth, character, achievements, relationships, and death. Obituaries are about who a person was and why their life had meaning.

Isn't it odd that most newspapers readers pay attention to ads and bypass obituaries?

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