Stuff is really just stuff, and it has absolutely no bearing on who we are as a person. Most of us can live with much less than we think we need. That’s a valuable reminder, especially in a hugely consumer-driven culture that focuses more on material things than meaningful connections and experiences.
We have to create our own culture. Don’t watch too much TV and don’t read every fashion magazine. Find the strength to fill your time with meaningful experiences. The space and time you are occupying at this very moment is life, other than worrying about some Hollywood celebrities – focus more on what is important in life.
You’re giving your life away to marketing and media trickery, which is created by big companies to ultimately motivate you to want to dress a certain way, look a certain way, and be a certain way. This is tragic, it’s all just brainwashing. What is real is you, your friends, your family, your loves, your highs, your hopes, your plans, and your fears.
It’s sad because someday you’ll wake up and realize you’ve been tricked. And all you’ll want then is to reclaim your mind by getting it out of the hands of those brainwashers who want to turn you into a drone that buys everything that isn’t needed to impress everyone that isn’t important.