Men Get What Men Want!


“Because you’re a man! And men get what men want!” This quote is from a Pepsi Max radio commercial that runs quite often when my family and I listen to baseball games on the radio. My kids love this commercial and are always quoting it. I started pondering this commercial and particularly this quote. Maybe I think too much, but this is what I thought about….

This quote and commercial are a sad statement about society. It is unfortunate, but too many men have this attitude about life. This kind of attitude contributes to the inappropriate sexual behaviors many men have, it contributes to the backstabbing that goes on in corporate America in order to get ahead, it contributes to the general moral decline of our society. And here we have Pepsi celebrating this attitude, encouraging men to have this attitude.

Life is not about getting what you want out of it, unless what you want is eternal salvation…but I don’t think this is what marketers at Pepsi are talking about. Life is about the pursuit of eternal salvation, which involves quite a bit of self-sacrifice (i.e. not getting what you want). We must be willing to sacrifice what “we want” for what God wants for us. I just hope that I am effectively teaching my children this and they realize that this radio commercial is perpetuating a wrong attitude about life.

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Published in: on August 7, 2009 at 1:57 pm  Leave a Comment  

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