If adverts were honest, they might look more like the one on this page rather than the deceptive ones we are all used to.
Instead of telling us only half the story, they would tell us the likely consequences of following their 'advice'.
For example, the fast food industry would admit that balancing a diet that consists of high fat, low fibre junk food, could require all other meals to be salad or muesli.
But commercial advertising isn't about honesty - it is about making lots of money by making people buy things that they probably don't even need.
An honest advert would simply say "Make me rich - buy this!"
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