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  1. Very true, particularly in the US and U.K. Now adverts are spectacularly childish, riddled with idiots doing stupid things,supposedly reflecting the mood of the nation.

    Like most things in life advertising power is based on fear. Fear of not having enough Fear of only having enough. Fear of someone else having more.

    Joni Mitchell put it thus in her song The Reoccurring Dream.

    This is the reoccurring dream
    Born in the dreary gap between
    What we have now
    And what we wish we could have

    Look here they tell you
    If you had this
    If you had that
    Latest styles and colors
    If we had that for us
    Wouldn’t it be fabulous

    Our discontent is their delight
    They offer relief for the purchase price
    Love in a bottle
    Love on four wheels
    If you use this shampoo
    True love will come to you

    Oh, dream on, dream on, dream on

    Isn’t there some other way
    Who cares!

    (Edited for brevity)

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