Seeing Past The Meme

As a collective we have been sold a meme so pervasive that most have accepted it as there own idea. We buy into the ideologies set forth to us by the media, the political rhetoric, the education system, the cultural and social influences to such a degree, that we have built a fictional shared consensus. This consensus mandates that personal success is gauged in our ability to clime the economic ladder, to collect more bits of paper called money than our neighbours, so we can buy more goods that we simply do not need. We have been taught that consumption for the sake of consumption is a worthy attribute, because it contributes to the financial growth of the economy. While the truth is you cannot maintain infinite economic growth when it is dependent on the finite resources of our world. Why should we have to pay others to live on the land we were born on?

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