(Proverbs 12:9 KJV) He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.
Does the phrase “smoke and mirrors” ring any bells? How about “all smoke and no fire”? We tend to get distracted by the spectacular and showy. It is part of human nature. Stage magicians have perfected the art of illusion and misdirection. The rabbit does not really come out of the hat. What they get the masses to do is assume something and believe it based on that assumption.
The only way we can get around this is to know what is true and reject that which we know is not. It used to be called common sense but as people have lost contact with the wisdom of the ages it is replaced by mob psychology. It is better to drive an old car that is paid for than to have a leased one that you can’t really afford. Sending your child to day care does not get them ahead in life as much as the faithful attention of a mother. It doesn’t matter that everyone else is doing it. It doesn’t matter that some children seem to come through it just fine.
So? Again I harp on the principle of reading and thinking about what the word says to us. Only then can we judge truth from fiction. Only one leads to eternal life.