TV addicts. Our attention and buying habits are worth billions, don't you think? Our value as potential consumers is worth that much. For example, billion-selling drugs Big Pharmas are pretty persuasive to teens with TV commercials with more than extravagant display of artists' abs and body-perfect. Dancing to the up-beat lyrics of "Nurofen! Nurofen!". Does sex sell these days? On TV? To save money from buying unnecessary pain-killers, from buying drugs to alleviate side effects of mistaken prescribed drugs-- don't have a TV! If you have one, turn it off. If you can't turn it off, chuck your TV into the garage and plug it there. TV, an iPad games or a Tablet apps games are not the best companion when you're sick in bed, and in pain. Those pop up ads are pretty persistent too. Books are commercial-free. Sleep is easy with books. And dozing to sleep after a few chapters is easy coming. You save your money from buying those sleeping pills after all. Marketing products and services generate sales and demand. The more we consume, the greater the production of products we don't even realize we don't need.