Are you a product of products?
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about products and what make people buy things and worse; buy INTO the advertising around them. I admit there are some products i use that i cannot do without and i would have no way of replicating them at home. Coconut oil, i use tons of and if it wasn’t made for me then i would have no idea how to make it.
There is another product I couldn’t live without; chat rooms! I admit, I am a user of dating sites and chat rooms. I love talking to people and meeting them and I’ve had some good LTRs too, so that’s not a product I intend to give up, nor should I. It makes me happy! When you are in chat rooms and seeking local singles, ask others what products they can’t live without?
But what about products that clearly we can? When you think about it, a product is something that has been manufactured from raw materials. Myself I am a big buyer of plain old raw materials. I don’t like processed and packaged things and there is a reason; most of this stuff is blatantly garbage. Good things stripped down to their essentials and then packed with filler and harmful chemicals, then packed into pretty packaging and sold via brainwashing manipulative advertising campaigns to, well…us.
Frankly we should be embarrassed to be so easily manipulated. Milk is a prime example of this. The notion of taking the milk of another species, torturing her, stealing her children, locking her in a tiny cage, all so we can drink her milk is bizarre, unhealthy, in fact it’s evil. Yet, we continue to buy it because billions of advertising dollars, product placement in movies and TV shows and even uneducated in the proper nutrition pediatricians have people sold on this sad and scary idea.
Cereal is another thing that is pure profit for companies and has absolutely no nutritional value whatsoever. A “food” that has to have vitamins and minerals actually inserted into it to make it have any food value at all. Yet if you cooked up a bowl of steel cut oats, or barley or brown rice etc. this would be actual food and have a food value. Or what about things we just don’t need at all but are advertised into thinking we do? Fidget spinners, lash lengthening potions, lip ‘puffifers’ etc. what do we need them for?
A lot of this is just cooked up in advertising agencies just to create a market for something there really shouldn’t be a market for! All I am saying is; it’s time for us as a species to start thinking for ourselves and not walk placidly into stores and shovel over our hard earned money just to make advertisers and the companies they represent happy.
We are better than that! A key component of a happy life is being an independent thinker, learning and questioning what we do and how we can do it better.
Live free. Think for yourself. Love life!