Saturday, October 10, 2009
isn't it bizarre how a city is almost mainly there to create more opportunities to consume? we go abroad, we visit new places, and we think we might see something new, something exotic, but what we see is just people doing the same as every where else, which is shopping. and with such determination, and motivation, it seems like the most important thing we could be doing.
i thought about it alot while being in japan, and afterwards. just entering the city, our mind get's completely fooled by all the opportunities around us, and it starts producing this greedy, needy wanting. and i truly believe it, often...
'i really NEED this' ...'i can't do without a new pair of shoes'....'it would be so usefull with a pillow like this'.
and for me, living far away from so many dear people, i realize i start to think like a parent who is too often absent from her child. i want to show all of you so much that i care and think of you, i want to compensate the fact that i am far away, by buying you special gifts.... it becomes this obsessive hunt for the most unique gift, which can transfer my feelings and thoughts of appreciation and love. yuk. it is SO wrong...
anyhow, it makes me exhausted. enough of all this consumerisim. we don't need it. things will not get better with more stuff. we won't turn into happier, better people. and i won't convey my love through objects as such.
(sorry for the tiny pictures)