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The Price of Christmas

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The materialistic orgy that Christmas has become deeply saddens me.

There is this competition between adults in any family to see who can buy their parents/grandparents/aunts/uncles the best, most expensive gift or to see who can outdo the other in gifts among themselves.

The focus of Christmas has become consumerism which is basically the exact opposite of the teachings of Jesus.

I’m not religious person by any means, but it seems really hypocritical to celebrate the life of a guy who preached against greed and materialism by focusing on materialism.

Just an advice: Never get into debt trying to show people you care… Don’t get sucked into consumerism. Your time and presence is so much more precious than any present.

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Why the world doesn’t want you to be happy

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I’m going to share with you a snippet of Matt Haig book’s “Reasons to stay alive”, this is very thought provoking about how the world manipulate our minds, I would like to know your opinions about this matter.

The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn’t very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry about ageing. How do you get people to vote for a political party? You make them worry about immigration. How do you get them to buy insurance? By making them worry about everything. How do you get them to have plastic surgery? By highlighting their physical flaws. How do you get them to watch a TV show? By making them worry about missing out. How do you get them to buy a new smartphone? By making them feel like they are being left behind. To be calm becomes a kind of revolutionary act. To be happy with your own non-upgraded existence. To be comfortable with our messy, human selves, would not be good for business.

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Seriously?!!

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“The world wants to be deceived, so let it be deceived”

Why do we pay to live on this Earth? Isn’t this a basic right like breathing, eating, and moving about freely? But the truth is we live in gilded cages, people all over the world looking for material things. Consumerism will be the end of our freedom; and every day we are forced to join the rat race.

What’s wrong with us? We express our emotions in dollar signs and seek solace by buying soulless items.  We distract ourselves with all these meaningless items and don’t see what’s really  going on around us. Why items are being worshiped and loved while people are being objectified? It is up to you and me to refuse to being defined by our paychecks, I refuse to be a puppet.

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