Serial Consumer NO MORE

Chelsey Hudon
The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first. - The Lizard King
Humanities

Jul 06,2017

I have immersed myself in minimalism documentaries as of late. Truly making me question my faith in this current society we live in. I’ve known all about global propaganda, subliminal messages, and the ever trending death sentence that is social media, but as I look around I haven’t really come to full terms at the severity of our current situation. 

When dwelling on this topic, I always think back to that iconic, Fight Club quote,

“We buy things we don’t need, with money we don’t have, to impress people we don’t like”

I have been fixated on this thought alone, while staring at the contents of my closet. Am I a serial purchaser? What is it inside of my brain that triggers my insane NEED for the newest trends in fashion? and WHY do I feel like I need these things? 

It doesn’t nourish my body, nor fulfill some sort of void in my life. I don’t have intimate or loving feelings towards these products or fabrics? Or do I? 

Are we really so brainwashed by these celebrities and there ever changing media trends that we feel as though we must rush out and empty on our wallets at the newest rage? 

I for one, refuse to be influenced anymore. 

This upcoming weekend I plan to muster up any ounce of courage I have left and toss the trends that have been shoved down my consumer throat, along with the clothes, shoes, and products that stand for just that, for which I do not anymore. 

I refuse to be branded by brain dead celebrities with whom’s only concern to my wellbeing or worth is the amount I spill from my wallet, 

WHO’S COMIN’ WITH ME?! 

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