A Socially-Redeeming Ad?

adsI normally wouldn’t put an advertisement video on this blog…

My goal here is to bring social and cultural issues to light and attempt to raise them to the level of Principle…

Too often we take the facts of a situation and try to find a resolution at the level of the facts themselves. This rarely works since facts alone won’t reveal reasons and values and goals that the facts are merely pointing to…

Solutions happen when values are considered; especially if the solution involves more than one person…

So, all that said, here’s a Pantene commercial; yes, the shampoo. I wish more products had such socially valuable ads…

Spiritual Quote:

“See how, in this day, the scope of sciences and arts hath widened out, and what wondrous technical advances have been made, and to what a high degree the mind’s powers have increased, and what stupendous inventions have appeared.

“This age is indeed as a hundred other ages: should ye gather the yield of a hundred ages, and set that against the accumulated product of our times, the yield of this one era will prove greater than that of a hundred gone before. Take ye, for an example, the sum total of all the books that were ever written in ages past, and compare that with the books and treatises that our era hath produced: these books, written in our day alone, far and away exceed the total number of volumes that have been written down the ages. See how powerful is the influence exerted by the Day-Star of the world upon the inner essence of all created things!

“But alas, a thousand times alas! The eyes see it not, the ears are deaf, and the hearts and minds are oblivious of this supreme bestowal. Strive ye then, with all your hearts and souls, to awaken those who slumber, to cause the blind to see, and the dead to rise.”
‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 111

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4 thoughts on “A Socially-Redeeming Ad?

  1. What an amazing message. Our children fill the need to fit in and yet I strive to be different. I have tried to instill this in my daughter. Be your own person.

  2. WOW!! That just blew my mind. What a powerful message. It’s very timely for me. I think it’s a message that I am going to put on my wall. I don’t mean the video, but something written to affect of being myself. My dad was a powerful advocate of being oneself and being determined and tenacious against all odd, which this video also addresses. I too feel very strongly about this. This was a beautiful post Alex. I am SO glad I saw this today. Hugs, Robin

    • Was a great video but I wonder at the things which must have happened behind the scenes to have a commercial enterprise produce such a powerfully inspirational presentation that only has their logo briefly at the end… Must have been a few Angels involved ;-)

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