Product overload and avoiding / fighting being a product junkie

i shop therefore i am
There’s a great post, over on Science-y Hair Blog: about half of it follows here below. Screenshots, click on them, they’ll link you straight to the original blog. Everything that the wise “WS” says can be applied to any consumerist excess / addictive behaviour, of anything… yes, even chocolate… 



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consumerism is (kill)in(g) us all

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Consumption doesn’t have to be fatal…

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… there is a cure!


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(not my wartime granny, but the honorary granny of anyone who’s ever read or seen any science fiction or fantasy, so that covers every imaginable war)

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(nor is she, though exemplary in happiness and Deep Inner Calm)

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(also not my granny: my role-model for being a happy wise witty older woman; also great hair)


empowermints
Feminine and human solidarity: support one another against The Man manipulating us through marketeering and keeping us all down by making us think about products and focus on greed, lust, and envy: instead of using our marvellous minds to think about other, bigger, more important stuff.

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