August 9, 2013

Warning: Consumerism Is Killing The Planet




Consumer products, services, and packaged experiences should come with warning labels like those found on other harmful things like cigarettes and poisons.


Darn near everything bought and sold in so-called advanced societies could come with a label warning purchasers of the dangers inherent in mindless consumption.


WARNING: WILL CAUSE ONE TO WORK, SPEND AND BORROW TO DEATH.


WARNING: THIS CAUSES CLIMATE CHANGE.


WARNING: PURCHASING THIS CONTRIBUTES TO HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES.


WARNING: SPENDING MONEY ON THIS IS LIKELY TO CAUSE DEBT, GUILT,
AND REMORSE.


WARNING: BUYING THESE CLOTHES WILL ONLY MAKE YOU LOOK SMARTER.


WARNING: ONLY PROVIDES TEMPORARY THRILLS - WILL NOT CAUSE LASTING HAPPINESS.


WARNING: SHOPPING CAN BE HIGHLY ADDICTIVE.



WARNING - CONSUMERISM IS KILLING THE PLANET.



WARNING: ONLY LIVING SIMPLY CAN HEAL MOTHER EARTH.




Hey, these would make good bumper stickers. Except bicycles don't have bumpers.


The dangers of consumerism are many, and avoiding them can be complicated. It is easier to escape the bother entirely and just not buy anything.

Warning - not buying anything can lead to contentment and happiness.

There's a warning label for you.






4 comments:

  1. Not for too much longer..........

    http://damnthematrix.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/conventional-thinking-is-over/

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    1. damnthematrix, I agree. Thanks for sharing the link.

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  2. No bumper for me either. Maybe we could announce the message with bullhorns in the streets?

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    1. Miss Marla, The bullhorn is an excellent idea! Your suggestion reminds me of the brilliant British activist Danny Shine. His videos of him using a bullhorn on the streets of London are priceless.

      The videos are entertaining (in a tragic kind of way) and very educational.

      "Everything is alright... as long as you do what you are told."

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