Have you ever seen those TV shows that display hoarders? It is simply amazing that our country has people who suffer from too much stuff while most people in other parts of the earth have very little material things. I know that Hoarders have mental issues that they deal with and by no means am I downplaying those folks. My wife is a professional organizer and looked into helping hoarders but decided not to specialize in that aspect. What I am analogizing about is the fact that our country has so much stuff to pack into our houses, into our lives and into our minds that we have mental issues developing because of our abundance.
I have tried desperately to simplify my life to no avail but, I hold onto hope. One of the things I have noticed personally is that my mind will fill up with all the things I need to do and it becomes like an avalanche of stuff, crashing down on me till my mind is so cluttered that I can't move through the mess.
I believe that all the stuff our country offers it's inhabitants can be a device of the dark lord just as any one of the other more obvious devices he uses. I'm not saying that any one of the things we enjoy is wrong in and of itself, simply that it potentially could become bad for us if overindulged and clutter our mind...distracting us from our Lord Jesus Christ. Think about it my friend~b.