Yeah. I lived the “Corporate Dream” for quite some time.
Over here that wasn’t so difficlut - finding growth every year - was as much about education and delivery channels for us compared with the developed markets.
But even then when walking through Naif Bazaar here and seeing basically shop after shop selling shit that you wouldn’t get 10 p for at a car boot sale made me wonder.
Around the same time I became “content” look I have nothing these days and need to find a way to build a home to retire to and some money to pay for it, but I never needed the latest gizmo. Christ my car is over 210,000 kms already and at least 10 years old.
But I simply wondered what the hell do you do in life when you dont NEED to go buy something in the Mall? Sure I hae picked up some $1.50 Tee Shirts or work chinos in sales and my telly blew up, but just what IS the point of Capitalism when you have everything you need?
Yet the machine keeps churning you on. Politicans MUST have growth (and Inflation) the whole system of Public Debt demands it.
Consumerism, Capitalilsm are out of control. So much waste upgrading your Apple Phones every 18 months yet at the bottom of the scale so much waste for a labourer who buys a $1 doll for his kid that lasts a week. (And there are 100’s of millions of those for every Apple upgrader.
Planet will only start to stabilise when Gene Roddenberry’s system is implemented