While Miley Cyrus is no longer a role model for young girls, there is one subject on which we ought to pay attention to her. She is only 22 years old but has already made a fortune. She complains that people from contractors to fellow celebrities are continually trying to get her to buy things she neither needs nor wants. Complaining of the materialism that infects the music industry she says, “People in this industry think, ‘I just gotta keep getting more money,’ and I’m like, ‘What are you getting more money for? You probably couldn’t even spend it all in this lifetime.’”
“The materialism becomes a kind of unfulfilling trap. People get more famous, so that they can make their brand more famous, so that they can sell more stuff, so that they can make more money. It’s a never-ending cycle.”
She concludes, “Those things don’t make you happy. I’ve experienced it all already, and I’m telling you firsthand, it doesn’t.”—Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
The Week, September 25, 2015 p. 10.
1 Timothy 6:6-10 (HCSB) But godliness with contentment is a great gain. (7) For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out. (8) But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. (9) But those who want to be rich fall into temptation, a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction. (10) For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.