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Silencing the “Fill ‘er Up” Mentality

In the largely bygone era of driveway service you would pull up beside a fuel bowser, wind down the window and holler, “Fill ‘er up mate!” at the waiting attendant.  It’s a directive that would come in handy at other such empty moments. On Mother Hubbard days, when the bank account is useless to address the lack of items in the pantry. “Fill the piggy bank!” On Sleeping Beauty days, when you’re feeling lovelorn, neglected and your partner’s aversion to romance is making you mope. “Fill the love tank!” On Hansel and Gretel days, when you just want to eat yummy food and visions of macarons, melting moments, Monte Carlos and mud cake trip loop-de-loops in your head. “Fill the craving!” On Snow White’s Evil Stepmother days, when you just have to have that new strapless metallic ruched dress with the Swarovski crystal trim so that you’re the “fairest of them all”. “Fill the wardrobe!” What’s with this built-in desire to be full?  If it’s not a yearning for tangibles like food, wealth and beauty, …