It Has Been Said...

Since the dawn of time people have lived in "want" of something.

More often than not, we fail to want what is good for us.

In post-WWII America, we have done our utmost to "Keep up with the Jones'."

Look where it has gotten us, we wanted greater quantities of cheaper goods to the tune that those goods soon had to be made in developing countries, else they wouldn't be cheap (inexpensive.) Our economy is now almost solely based on a service-industry model. Lower wages, little to no benefits and no work-to-life balance.

 

This isn't wholesome food and warm shelter we are talking about either: definitely not, as that would go against fast food and slum-lords everywhere.



It is "too much," to invest in our own education, but it's okay to spend the rent/mortgage on x-mas, buying things we and our kids do not need. (It is no wonder people are too confused to be good role models for their children.)

 

This is all the product of want. Want, by itself is not bad or evil, perhaps it is time we consider wanting universally good things: fresh air, neighborhoods free of litter, intelligent and respectful children and love, beautiful love.

I would be greatly interested to hear ways you resist the "consumer culture."

Together we can change the face of "Want".

VS

VaritySinning VaritySinning
31-35, F
Mar 9, 2010