The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves. Joseph Addison
The human race hungers for money, power, sex, and fame. They are driven by desire. Some will stop at nothing to get what they want. They will lie, cheat, and steal to win the prize. Some even kill for it. Once they acquire their fortune, authority, notoriety, or object of affection, are they satisfied? Or do they just hunger for more? For bigger? For better? Do they require new and improved? Do they want to trade what they have in for a better model?
Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising. ~John Lahr
The advertising industry takes full advantage of society’s adulation of lust. Companies try to make you believe that if you wear certain brands of clothing or use certain products that you will look like movie stars, move with the prowess of athletes, or that you will always win the girl or guy. Apparently ,most of all, sex sells. Really, when did yogurt get sexy? Have I missed something? They try to boost their hamburger sales with women in bikinis and high heels eating their big juicy dripping burgers and licking the sauce from their lips. Really, how many of you ran out and bought a burger because of some half dressed chick on your television screen? Ok, and I really want to know how many of you were sold on the Reebok’s EasyTones because of the boobs talking about being jealous of the butt looking so good? If you don’t know what I’m talking about go to Youtube and search it. And how many of you bought a particular car just because you were assured having THAT car would get you the girl, the job, and the good life? I’m going to quit right here because I could write my entire post about the advertising industry!
Love begins with an image; lust with a sensation. ~Mason Cooley
Love first stirs in the heart. Lust, well, let’s just say the heart is not where it first stirs! While I believe that a good marriage should be based in love, I also feel that it takes a fair amount of lust as well to sustain it and keep it healthy. I also get annoyed at my husband when he looks at a teenager who swooning over love and shakes his head and declares it’s lust. Where is the romance in that? I remind him that we married young. And he’s not the only one I hear saying that. Yes, society does push kids towards sex at much earlier ages, but emotions have not disappeared from our hearts. Young people are still capable of falling in love. Even in today’s society. Yes, I am a fool for love. Young, middle, or old doesn’t matter. Love wins hands down. Beats the hell out of lust any day. You build trust and relationship on love. What’s there to build on lust, except sex? And how far does that really get you in this world? Happiness from lust is fleeting. Happiness from love is eternal.
Love grows. Lust wastes by Enjoyment, and the Reason is, that one springs from an Union of Souls, and the other from an Union of Sense. ~William Penn