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Be happy with your own non-upgraded existence is a form of resistance

Be happy with your own non-upgraded existence is a form of resistance Be happy with your own non-upgraded existence is a form of resistance
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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.

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@sweetlkcupcakes Yeah I also feel the same. When I just get bored on a Saturday afternoon, the best thing I find myself doing to get a bit of excitement, is going downtown and shop for stuff. But you know what? Sometimes it makes me feel good. Like buying a new jacket or something, I feel fresher, neater, better with myself… somehow. Maybe it is not that bad in the end… May be stopping your impulse starts by being reasonable. Don’t break the bank, just buy what you need. Make smart purchases.

By WenU | 26/10/2019

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Such a great point. I'm currently reading books about being happy and content with what you have. It's such a huge struggle to adhear to this. Ads everywhere, as well as sites like Pinterest encouraging consumption (it also has ads). How in the world do I stop the impusles to buy more and look better, esspecially to other people?

By sweetlkcupcakes | 22/10/2019

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