Do you remember the episode of Seinfeld where Elaine goes to the bizzaro world diner and becomes friends with the bizarro world Jerry, Kramer and George. Well Ladies and Gentlemen I just found the bizarro world version of my book, this blog, and a lot of what I teach.
To summarize. This guy (an advertising exec) is encouraging young advertising execs to not feel guilty about selling people stuff because they are engaged in a noble cause. The more people buy the less spiritual they will become and thus the world will become a better place. No I am not making this up. Sounds like this guy has been reading Richard Dawkins on the subway. Hows this for a quote?
Our civilization — while a long way from perfect — is safer, fairer, healthier and more prosperous than any other in history in good part because we have subordinated the search for spiritual purity in favor of material well-being…Material well-being seems to be the only antidote to the vicious, violent, cold-blooded history of the “great human spirit”, so often praised by misguided poets and pandering politicians…Ad men and women: stop apologizing for promoting materialism. People planning a trip to the mall are far less likely to do mischief than people planning a trip to heaven.”
Enter bizarro world here (cheers to Kevin Thow for the link 😉 )