Wednesday, December 17, 2014

a disease called Consumerism

Watch and listen to this video in its entirety, and see yourself revealed, stripped of all your accoutrements, naked for all the world to see.

"We've all got this weird mental illness called consumerism, we've all gone collectively psychotic... chasing status, in public, with people who don't really care, and neglecting your own lovers, and friends, and neighbours, and kids.
We have the delusion that we really have deep insights into our souls already. we're very sophiticated now in the early 21st century, but we are going to seem incredibly naive in another 100 years... our grandchildren will think, 'what were they on about... why do they care about brands, and having  six-bedroom houses if there are only one married couple and one kid..."
"It's not just the individual financial and psychological cost of modern culture, there is also an environmental cost.  And in a rigorous study, behavioural scientist Warren Hern found the human race is acting like a cancer on the planet. displaying all the four major characteristics of a malignant process.
Ultimately, cancer kills the organism that supports it."
-quote from the video

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