..because there must be more to life than buying stuff.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

The first post

So, what is this blog about? The title says it all. Anticonsumerism. For too long we have been trained, encouraged, and peer-pressured into being good little consumers. You got it from Saturday morning television as children. You get it as adults from even your closest friends and coworkers. Back then it was a brand of toy, now it's Corian countertops.

Let's say you buy a new Honda. You drive it to work and the first question you get is, "So you'll be looking to move up into an Acura in a couple years, right?" This actually happened to me. It's all about the move-up, right? If you're not upgrading the "crap" you had last year, you're not making progress as an American.

Well, I've had enough. I've got a lot more to say and I'll be publishing it shortly. My next article will be about hobbies. You remember hobbies? Well, wait until you see what they've become.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinks don't buy happiness anyway ;-)

9:28 AM, October 24, 2005

 
Anonymous Magrat said...

Hi

How you would you like to put something up here I can show my students and say "This is how a real person sees anticonsumerism and this is how he deals with it?"

Go on, you know you want to.

M

10:43 AM, May 10, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more friend.


-Fellow anti-consumerist
aplx.wordpress.com

11:34 PM, July 23, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg i totally agree with u what the hell is up with all this buy this buy that crap y can't i just have what i have and be happy

9:57 AM, December 05, 2007

 

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