consumerism is rampant, crazy, unbridled. I don’t know where this will lead us, but I do know where we are now, and it’s not a nice place for us and will be even worse for the generations that will follow. As consumers we are supposed to have power to change things, by not buying certain products, but what do we do when none of the products suit our demands? And these needs we have, are they real or have they been induced in us through advertising, any other form of manipulation, or just by a neighbour having bought a product that we then crave? And are there options or alternatives for getting the things we need without involving a monetary exchange?
These are only some of the questions I have on the topic, but as an illustration of how stupid things have got, here’s an interpretation of the current situation by the great comedian Lewis Black, who talks about our consumer options and the stupid situation of milk and bottled water.
On a more serious note, you could also watch this short film from the story of stuff project on bottled water. You can check some of their other videos, too. They are very informative.
Hope you like the links! 🙂