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Tis the season to be merry, shop ‘till you drop; but stop, stop, stop.


(To tune of Imagination by Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Burke (1940))

Accumulation is silly.
If Ben has much more than Willie.
He’ll think he’s better until he
is planted six feet underground.

Accumulation if mindless.
A mass consumption fed blindness.
If you find more or find less.
You don’t keep what you’ve found.

People rushing, running, shopping, buying,
on Thanksgiving day.
No one thinking, is accumulating OK?

Accumulation is dangerous.
A devilish drug that will change us.
To ourselves become strangers.
High’s the cost.
While we’re accumulating, our values are lost.

Lyric © 2015 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
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