If like me you find yourself often frustrated and even drawn in by the frenzy of consumerism around you perhaps it would pay to let off a little steam and buy something. How about buying Nothing? It’s a neat little Amazon rip off from the folks over at dothegreenthing.com.
Seriously though, I am ashamed to say that I am quite the consumer. It pains me to see quite how easily the combination of advertising and media exposure manipulate my will and desires. In particular I find myself sold by product placement in movies – a really good movie draws you in, you lower your guard and just as the hero of the movie utters his most uber-cool catchphrase of the movie he folds away his Sony laptop. You just have to have one and hours later you have no idea why. It’s too late, the seed has been planted.