It made me want to vomit at some of the things that she was trying to pimp (yes, in many ways I see Oprah as a pimp to the middle American woman of the self-love gospel so I am using that word correctly). While I wasn't surprise to see a O's guide to life as an item on her list (since Oprah actual favorite thing is herself), I had to ask myself does anyone really need the following:
- Oprah's giving the most expensive gift in Oprah's Favorite Things history to her loyal viewers in Macon—LG HDTV Refrigerator LSC27991. It's a top-of-the-line, high-tech entertainment center with a LCD TV, DVD hookup, radio and slideshow option to display your favorite digital photos.
With the press of a button, you can also access your five-day weather forecast and view more than 100 built-in recipes. LG has even volunteered to remove our lucky audience members' old fridges and either recycle them or give them to families in need. "LG has literally thought of everything!" Oprah says.
Approximate value: $3,799 (here is a link to the rest of the list)
Now, I know it would be nice to have all of this but does someone actually need it. We may want it but do we need it. I saw a post recently but a guy named Joe Sangl who talked about wants versus needs. He might be a little too dogmatic but I like generally like he says.
We all get to a point where we are fed up and sacrifice one thing in favor of another or a higher cause. No matter what we all need to ask ourselves these two questions:
- What are the things we truly need or I will literally die (think food, shelter, etc.)?
- What are things I only want and don't actually "need"?