Jun 1, 2009

Farewell, consumerism.

"Piles of dusty books. Junk drawers. Overstuffed garages.

Homes across Canada are filled with useless gadgets and rarely worn clothes, evidence of a society that often associates status with personal belongings."...

timely article methinks.

i know that i am in the minority, but this topic is something that i have been pondering for a few years now. i was wondering whether the demise of consumerism could actually be for real - or - whether this is just a figment of my own imagination.

after reading jeff rubin's new book, i began to look at the scourge of consumerism with a little more clarity. not because I woke up after reading it and decided that wal-mart is bad, multipacks are bad, SUV's are bad - NOPE - i knew that already. consumerism appears to be on its way out because - very simply - you wont be able to afford all the crap you currently buy when the price of a barrel of oil reaches $200+. read the book - pretty interesting.

in the near future, your life will be made simpler because you wont be able to buy as much stuff - period.




shOna said...

except bikes..we will always be able to buy bikes..i tihink in jeff rubin's book it states that in the back..

nice blog. glad to see someone else getting kicks of the globe and mail.

ride on

Anonymous said...

Sean Carter, In response to your post on consumerism :

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

Industrial Society is destroying necessary things [Animals, Trees, Air, Water and Land] for making unnecessary things [consumer goods].

"Growth Rate" - "Economy Rate" - "GDP"

These are figures of "Ecocide".
These are figures of "crimes against Nature".
These are figures of "destruction of Ecosystems".
These are figures of "Insanity, Abnormality and Criminality".

The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature [Animals, Trees, Air, Water and Land].

Chief Seattle of the Indian Tribe had warned the destroyers of ecosystems way back in 1854 :

Only after the last tree has been cut down,
Only after the last river has been poisoned,
Only after the last fish has been caught,
Only then will you realize that you cannot eat money.

To read the complete article please follow any of these links.

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

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