I try and pay attention to advertising and how those who market to us create a catalyst for action. Is it just me or is that when it comes to marketing those things that might be not so good for us there are images and scripts that conjure us toward a Utopian outcome? And then to get us to act for those things that are harder and maybe good for us we are shook or frightened into a Dystopian way forward? Is it because those things that are good for us don’t bring us instant gratification and potentially others in the future will receive more benefit than us? So, we have to be shown how our health will fall apart to get us to the gym versus how easy it is to instantly enjoy food and drink on the island beach? Watch how we are marketed to and let’s watch how we market to others.
Ours is a Utopian world-view. How can it not be. I heard someone recently say that we can’t pray and hope for someone to go to Heaven and then be mad at God that He took them there. A person I follow on Twitter tweets once a day. It says, “Christians, we are one day closer to Heaven”. That is a Utopian view that we should walk us through all the dystopians around us.
Reference: Matthew 4:17 (New Living Translation)