Influenza based Diseases H1N1
There have been numerous reports in the media about a world wide pandemic outbreak
 
 
 
 
Many people worry about the H1N1 / swine flu pandemic
Few worry about a pandemic that already afflicts a large percentage of the population
affluence + influenza
Affluenza <ul><li>Af-flu-en-za (n): </li></ul><ul><li>1. The bloated, sluggish and unfulfilled feeling that results from e...
Affluenza <ul><li>The collective addictions, character flaws, psychological wounds, neuroses, and behavioral disorders cau...
Affluenza <ul><li>In individuals, it takes the form of a dysfunctional or unhealthy relationship with money, regardless of...
Symptoms: A fever for shopping and spending
Symptoms: Swollen expectations about material needs
Decreasing immunity to the assaults of advertisers Symptoms:
Symptoms: A rash of debt
Self-concepts defined by brands of clothing Symptoms:
Low self-esteem Low self-worth Loss of self-confidence Symptoms:
Symptoms: A loss of personal and professional productivity
Symptoms: A loss of future motivation
Symptoms: An inability to delay gratification or tolerate frustration
Symptoms: Depression
Symptoms: Self-absorption Preoccupation with externals
Symptoms: A false sense of entitlement
Symptoms: Rampant materialism and consumerism
How to tell if you have affluenza  <ul><li>Do you agree with any of the following statements? </li></ul>
I would like to be a very wealthy person
I want luxury in my life
I often compare what I own with what others own
Shopping or thinking about what to buy preoccupies me greatly
I admire people who own expensive homes, cars and clothes
I like to keep up with fashions in hair and clothing
I would like to hide signs of aging
I would like to be admired by many people
I would like to have people comment on how attractive I look
I would like my name to be known by many people
Affluenza has serious  side-effects
“ Affluenza” Documentary  - 1997
 
“ Americans are falling behind on their credit-card payments at an alarming rate, sending delinquencies and defaults surgi...
Is there a vaccine for affluenza?
Affluenza has a  cure   and  new   infections  can be  stopped !
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:2
If riches increase, set not your heart upon them. Psalm 62:10
<ul><li>Godliness with contentment is great gain. </li></ul><ul><li>For we brought nothing into this world, and it is cert...
Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break throug...
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, “I will never fail you nor for...
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and de...
Trust not in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy 1 Timothy 6:17
Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is ...
They that wish to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in de...
For the  love  of money is the  root  of all evil… But flee these things;  and follow after righteousness ,  godliness ,  ...
He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye, and considers not that poverty shall come upon him.  Proverbs 28:22 Bernard Ma...
Do not toil to acquire wealth; be wise enough to desist.  When your eyes light upon it, it is gone; for suddenly it takes ...
Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my  God  in va...
Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for one’s life consists  not  in the abundance of the things which he possesses. Lu...
What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his  own soul?  Or what shall a man give  in exchange  ...
Happy is the man that finds  wisdom , and the man that gets  understanding . For the merchandise of it is  better  than th...
Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man,  the things which God has prepared for them t...
Isaiah 55 <ul><li>Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; y...
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H1N1 - Influenza Based Diseases

  1. 1. Influenza based Diseases H1N1
  2. 2. There have been numerous reports in the media about a world wide pandemic outbreak
  3. 7. Many people worry about the H1N1 / swine flu pandemic
  4. 8. Few worry about a pandemic that already afflicts a large percentage of the population
  5. 9. affluence + influenza
  6. 10. Affluenza <ul><li>Af-flu-en-za (n): </li></ul><ul><li>1. The bloated, sluggish and unfulfilled feeling that results from efforts to keep up with the Joneses. </li></ul><ul><li>2. An epidemic of stress, overwork, anxiety, waste and indebtedness caused by the dogged pursuit of the American dream. </li></ul><ul><li>3. An unsustainable addiction to economic growth. </li></ul>
  7. 11. Affluenza <ul><li>The collective addictions, character flaws, psychological wounds, neuroses, and behavioral disorders caused or exacerbated by the presence of, or desire for money/wealth… </li></ul>
  8. 12. Affluenza <ul><li>In individuals, it takes the form of a dysfunctional or unhealthy relationship with money, regardless of one’s socio-economic level. It manifests as behaviors resulting from a preoccupation with—or imbalance around—the money in our lives. </li></ul>
  9. 13. Symptoms: A fever for shopping and spending
  10. 14. Symptoms: Swollen expectations about material needs
  11. 15. Decreasing immunity to the assaults of advertisers Symptoms:
  12. 16. Symptoms: A rash of debt
  13. 17. Self-concepts defined by brands of clothing Symptoms:
  14. 18. Low self-esteem Low self-worth Loss of self-confidence Symptoms:
  15. 19. Symptoms: A loss of personal and professional productivity
  16. 20. Symptoms: A loss of future motivation
  17. 21. Symptoms: An inability to delay gratification or tolerate frustration
  18. 22. Symptoms: Depression
  19. 23. Symptoms: Self-absorption Preoccupation with externals
  20. 24. Symptoms: A false sense of entitlement
  21. 25. Symptoms: Rampant materialism and consumerism
  22. 26. How to tell if you have affluenza <ul><li>Do you agree with any of the following statements? </li></ul>
  23. 27. I would like to be a very wealthy person
  24. 28. I want luxury in my life
  25. 29. I often compare what I own with what others own
  26. 30. Shopping or thinking about what to buy preoccupies me greatly
  27. 31. I admire people who own expensive homes, cars and clothes
  28. 32. I like to keep up with fashions in hair and clothing
  29. 33. I would like to hide signs of aging
  30. 34. I would like to be admired by many people
  31. 35. I would like to have people comment on how attractive I look
  32. 36. I would like my name to be known by many people
  33. 37. Affluenza has serious side-effects
  34. 38. “ Affluenza” Documentary - 1997
  35. 40. “ Americans are falling behind on their credit-card payments at an alarming rate, sending delinquencies and defaults surging by double-digit percentages in the past year and prompting warnings of worse to come. … Experts say these signs of the deterioration of finances of many households are partly a byproduct of the subprime mortgage crisis and could spell more trouble ahead for an already sputtering economy.”
  36. 41. Is there a vaccine for affluenza?
  37. 42. Affluenza has a cure and new infections can be stopped !
  38. 43. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:2
  39. 44. If riches increase, set not your heart upon them. Psalm 62:10
  40. 45. <ul><li>Godliness with contentment is great gain. </li></ul><ul><li>For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. </li></ul><ul><li>And having food and clothing let us be therewith content. </li></ul><ul><li>1 Timothy 6:6-8 </li></ul>
  41. 46. Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:19-21
  42. 47. Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, “I will never fail you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
  43. 48. No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. Matthew 6:24
  44. 49. Trust not in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy 1 Timothy 6:17
  45. 50. Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? But seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:25,33
  46. 51. They that wish to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 1 Timothy 6:9
  47. 52. For the love of money is the root of all evil… But flee these things; and follow after righteousness , godliness , faith , love , patience , meekness . 1 Timothy 6:10,11
  48. 53. He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye, and considers not that poverty shall come upon him. Proverbs 28:22 Bernard Madoff
  49. 54. Do not toil to acquire wealth; be wise enough to desist. When your eyes light upon it, it is gone; for suddenly it takes to itself wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven. Proverbs 23:4,5
  50. 55. Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Proverbs 30:8,9
  51. 56. Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for one’s life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses. Luke 12:15
  52. 57. What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:26
  53. 58. Happy is the man that finds wisdom , and the man that gets understanding . For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Proverbs 3:13-15
  54. 59. Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9
  55. 60. Isaiah 55 <ul><li>Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. </li></ul><ul><li>Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. </li></ul><ul><li>Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. </li></ul>
  56. 61. truthseekers.ca

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