|Emancipate yourself from consumer slavery; none but ourselves can free our wallets.|
Bob Marley dared us to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery, and reminded us that we are the ones with the key to the cell door. The bar code image above reminds us that we can be imprisoned and enslaved by the things we buy, as well as the work that we do to support the consumer lifestyle.
"Do possessions make you rich? I don't have that type of richness. My richness is life."
By freeing ourselves from consumer slavery, which is just another manifestation of mental slavery, we free our wallets as well. We break the chains of the consumer society so that our repressed desires of a more authentic existence can come forward.
Once free from the clutches of consumerism, we can begin to build the life we want - a creative, joyful, self-directed life. It turns into a project where your life is your art, and your art is your life, just the situation that Bob Marley created for himself during his career.
Consumerism and its slave drivers can only imprison us if we let them.
Make the commitment to not let them, to break free, and to become an impartial observer of your own life. When that happens, you can see where you are giving away your freedom and where you are serving your masters.
Then you can take your freedom back. Emancipation can be yours.
"The greatness of a person is not in how much wealth they acquire, but in their integrity and ability to affect those around them positively."
- Bob Marley