Are you, like a large percentage of the people on Earth, addicted to consumerism?
Capitalist (and socialist, might as well be, they all end up being pretty similar) societies work on growth. Growth of their MONEY of course. Not economy, since the definition of economy is the careful and thrifty management of resources.
These societies, governed not “democratically” (by the people?), but by corporate giants who are responsible for the “growth”, encourage huge, large amounts of spending. They have created a need, now so deeply ingrained in society’s mind, for MORE. More money, more cars, more things. People seek happiness in these things. People with more things are somehow more highly respected in society.
Even though you may live in the desert in southern California, you still want a nice green lawn, because it looks nice.
You already have a perfectly functioning iphone 4, but since the new one came out and you get a free upgrade you are going to throw that one away and get the new one.
These things are created with FINITE resources. FINITE: meaning they will end someday. They are not magically coming out of thing air. MONEY will not be able to buy them when they are gone.
Consumerists with money have never been told no before. So they sadly have this idea that as long as there’s money, what they want is also available.
Well open your eyes. Water will not always be available. The oil it costs to make your iphones, your plastic bags you go shopping in, all the places you drive, etc. it’s not only coming out of your WALLET, but you’re taking it out of the only planet we know of that can provide you with life.
I won’t even go down the route of all the torture some consumers are supporting in the animals testing trade and mass meat production — I’ll save that for another post entirely :)
Open your eyes and realize that you DO have an effect on this world. Every time you waste something, it was something valuable that money cannot buy. Remember that money cannot buy everything.
byeexcess asked: What an insightful post. Keep it up darling! Greetings from a Finn in Denmark.
I haven’t written in this blog in quite some time. Although I have a few followers, I’m not sure you will be interested in what i have to say here. I have many thoughts, some passionate, some angry, some just floating around in my head of which I am unable to categorize.
I’ve started to isolate myself quite a bit with the grievance that sadly, most people cannot see past the surface of things. The “man” has successfully brainwashed a majority of my peers to be more interested in famous peoples’ relationships than in their own relationship with the world. A higher and higher percentage of people are suffering from social media addictions without even realizing, or if they do realize, without believing it’s a bad thing. Every moment of their lives must be documented by social media to feel worth. Every moment must be shared with their online peers to feel validation.
I am not excluded from this list. Very recently I’ve realized I also suffer from a social media addiction, checking my facebook all day and feeling good when somebody “likes” or comments on my status or pictures. I’m trying to work on that now.
Why is it that some people won’t probe farther than the surface? Why do people say they love animals yet look the other way when buying the products they like, indirectly torturing thousands of innocent animals just to make their hair carry a certain scent?
Where is the questioning? Everything seems to be so easily accepted.
This was just my starting questions. I have more specific thoughts to cover later. I just want people to open their eyes.
Healthy PB Balls!
• 3/4-1 cup smooth peanut butter (or any nut butter)
• few drops liquid stevia (or 2-4 tbsp honey, maple, or agave)
• 1/3-1/2 cup coconut flour
• pinch of sea salt
• 1/2-3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
• 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
—> in a bowl, mix the peanut butter with the stevia (or honey) and the sea salt. Gradually add in coconut flour until a cookie dough-y texture is achieved
—> line a pan with parchment paper, scoop out the dough with a mini scoop or a spoon. Refrigerate for 20-30 mins.
—> meanwhile melt the chocolate and coconut oil in any way you like (I used a double boiler)
—> take out the dough from the fridge and coat them in the chocolate layers, then leave them to set on the parchment
—> return to the freezer for 30 minutes before eating
—> ENJOY! x
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Makes 25 balls (with stevia), per ball:
Flourless quiche with various fillings including basil mozzarella, mushroom spinach, bacon cheddar. #keto #ketosis #ketogenic #lowcarb #foodshare #foodporn #quiche #snacks #brunch #yum
Anonymous asked: Your a very inspirational person. I hope you do great in your life.
Thank you anonymous person, that means a lot to me!
runningartandgrilledcheese-deac asked: I love it when people post there thoughts on there blog and don't just reblog everything. Your blog is awesome!! My blog kinda represents who I am. Basically, I love to work out!!!, I love people, but I have some issues.
Thank you! I’m so happy you are enjoying my blog. I make an effort to share my actual experiences instead of just reblogging pictures. I will check out your blog as well!
I almost did it! 3.03 miles, which is just 0.15 km away from 5 km! I was actually jogging the whole way too, which is really exciting for me. I reduced my speed by a lot, though, running an average 13 minute mile, but after I accomplish my distance goal I can start working on a speed goal.