you can’t eat enough to quench a thirst (reblog)

Originally posted on From famine to feast. :
we all have needs. we have wants too, but wants are different. it’s hard to believe that sometimes, but it’s true, though the distinction gets lost. my pocketbook pays the price of the incorrect labelling. it’s hard to call our needs by name in this age of constant…

Television and weak philosophy.

I’ve been watching a lot of television lately. It’s the pain – I’m drugged up a lot of the time: driving and other power tools aren’t recommended. I’d write more, but the pills turn my brain into oatmeal while I simultaneously lose the ability to make my fingers hit the desired keys. Reading requires sustained…… Continue reading Television and weak philosophy.

Consumer capitalism.

I don’t like consumer capitalism. I don’t understand it in great detail, what I do know are these two things: it requires the ceaseless pursuit of more and it doesn’t make people happy.

I realized that our consumption-based system was somewhat broken and dysfunctional a while back. I have become concerned with how much value and status we place on stuff. But I didn’t realize until sitting on the porch today that consumer goods themselves are not only ridiculous but structured to be inherently hierarchical. It’s not enough to buy stuff. You always have to be striving for the better, more expensive stuff. It is, after all, how worth is to a great degree is judged…