Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Cyber Storage for Your Junk...

George Carlin's stand-up routine about "stuff" was brilliant. He hit the nail on the head with his calling out Americans and their obsession with "stuff". Not only do [we] have an obsession with stuff, we have an obsession with keeping and storing this stuff. And if we move into a bigger space, because we had too much stuff, we tend to feel the need to fill that space up with more stuff too.

It's a vicious cycle. One, that if broken, could save a lot of people a lot of money! And save us the headache and eyesore of the suburban sprawl. If people gave up their obsession with possession, burglary, home invasions, car break-ins, etc. would likely decline. Supply and demand is what drives these things.

Stop listening to celebrities and famous people when it comes to stuff. Most of those people get that crap for free. Marketers know people will buy stuff at whatever price if their favorite celebrity is wearing it, etc.

Which brings me to conforming...stop it. This is one of the main reasons people own as much crap as they do. It's a problem. Stop trying to keep up with the Jones'...their trying to keep up with you too. You guys should just hang out and talk about life rather than one up each other with crap neither of you need!

1 comment:

  1. I hate stuff, but I do seem to have a lot of it. :-/