​THE WORLD

The world is increasingly designed to depress us.  Happiness isn’t very good for the economy.  If we were happy with what we had,  why would we need more?  How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturiser?  You make someone worry about ageing.
How do you get people to vote for a political party?  You make them worry about immigration.  How do you get them to buy insurance?  By making them worry about everything.  How do you get them to have plastic surgery?  By highlighting their physical flaws.  How do you get them to watch a TV show?  By making them worry about missing out.  How do you get them to buy a new smartphone?  By making them feel like they are being left behind.

To be calm becomes a kind of revolutionary act.  To be happy with your own non-upgraded existence.  To be comfortable with our messy,  human selves,  would not be good for business.



 

0 Replies to “​THE WORLD”

  1. I often think about this and have had many conversations about this. Our world is about consumerism and money and unfortunately its how our self image and the worlds media starts to change. Great post.

  2. Very interesting thoughts on consumerism and happiness. My parents have always taught me that happiness shouldn’t be attached to money, but goals. And I live by that philosophy. It’s been working so far 🙂

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