Ego Satisification In Consumption?! What Were You Smoking!?

what the current agenda does is manufacture desire because it has to sustain a constantly increasing demand. demand cannot
stay still or slow down it has to continually go upward because it has to sustain a
constantly increasing demand because of how it operates so we're constantly inundated with new **** that's not really new and you get this guy: and that guy drives me insane

This ******* in the 1950s Victor Lebow expressed “Our enormously productive economy … demands that we make consumption our way of life, that we convert the buying and use of goods into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisfaction, our ego satisfaction, in consumption…. we need things consumed, burned up, replaced, and discarded at an ever-accelerating rate.”

You know what I think about ego satification it must begin WITHIN. If you're not satisfied already, no amount of buying property is ever going to satisfy you. make a praise pile. Consumer culture is bankrupting society, we see our personal value in our net worth and what we own and we live by "he who dies with the most toys wins" Consumer culture is absolute poison to human happiness...

What is a praise pile? I have one; it's a short collection of every nice thing that's ever been said about me, its quotes from friends, and its pictures that make me happy... Its things that remind me that I'm a worthwhile human.

Why do I Have one? We live in a culture of nihilistic self-loathing. This is anathema to happiness. We see it in girls who habitually date abusive males, we see it in all the emotional masochist out there and it's not healthy. Some people think self-love makes people really selfish. I don't. I think if there's one thing wrong with society it's not that people love themselves, it's that most people HATE Themselves.

About consumer culture and how bankrupt it is... I Have a friend, her name is Karen. She is wealthy. She can buy a lot of stuff. or at least she used to be able to. When she came home from shopping she used to lament to me how she still felt empty inside, like something was missing, she wanted me to help find what was missing. I didn't know. I think I do now. The big question is "Even if we were going to die with the most toys, would we be happy?" Sometimes I think the clothing rack should have a label on it "stop shopping to impress people. You are already enough"

to make matters worse we have "planned obsolescence" and "perceived obsolescence “and if you've heard of this scam you'd know how I feel. I used to think I Was clumsy and that I broke my property a lot. I never realized until I Saw this that my property was made flimsy by designs IF there's one thing I’d really like to stop about consumer culture it's this

life should be about experiences, the goal in life should be to experience the most happiness instead it's to consume the most. life should be about spending time with people and laughing and sharing ideas and poetry and it should be beautiful, instead we've been turned into robots by a deliberate effort to make us seek our ego satisfaction in consumption. but the best things in life are free you can't market an experience and that's what life should be bout at least not the best experiences the best things in life are free money can't buy you a family, money can't buy you love, etc.
ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
31-35, M
Aug 9, 2010