Originally Posted by zuben el genub
I've been going against the flow for years.
Usually catch hell for it, too. "Why can't you be like everybody else?"
And while the world isn't more corrupt, the means of using corruption have quadrupled.
It not that it's quadrupled, perse. It's the way we exploit each other and or emotions.
Yes, it is quadrupled because we know more about the human mind, habits, and so on...
I think our minds are hacked everyday...
By the news, media, television, and (Our you ready for this?), Ourselves.
I beginning to form the opinion everything is by choice. Sometimes we think things are not a choice, but they are!
We choose how to interpret life (A lot of people in auto pilot mode).
We choose what and whom to listen to.
We choose what path to wander on any given situation. Is the glass half full or empty?
Consumers are exploited, manipulated and mind screwed, hence, WE allow others to choose for us. Be it mostly out of sheer ignorance or just being plain ole lazy! lol
I wonder, how many buy material possessions that they actually use? Or do they buy the apple or android os (A very small example) to which TRULY suits their needs? How many people buy, just to say they have this that or the other because it APPEARS popular?
Advertisers (The people who know human psychology very intimately) are whom chooses what most of us buy and use everyday, even if we don't need it or it doesn't suit us! lol