Monthly Archives: March 2012

Being Sold on Our Future

It is a common fact that advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry. I remember learning in 5th grade the different approaches that advertisers use to convince the public that their product is better than another. They have been studying human nature and individuals’ reactions for many years figuring out how to make them believe that buying the right brand of peanut butter or cleaning product will add to the quality of their life. We are in effect brain washed into thinking what the advertisers wish us to believe through the use of their very effective methods. The scary part is that the people using these techniques aren’t just trying to sell us tuna fish anymore; they are being used to sell us our moral ethics, affect our civil liberties and make us decide as one mass unit what is best for each of us as individuals. It is killing our free will and our optimism about future potential. It is causing us to have heightened reactions on very personal issues that should be kept personal. It is stripping us of our free will and ability to make choices for ourselves. Some of the techniques used that politics use as well […]

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Saving the world!

What if the world’s destiny wasn’t so much written in stone as a compilation of the thoughts and actions of all its inhabitants?  What if the perceived downfall of earth was merely a self – fulfilling prophecy? Do you think that things have taken a turn for the worse and the world doesn’t seem too hopeful?  Maybe all the negative advertising, war coverage and rhetoric is finally taking a toll on us.  Maybe our personal thoughts and everyone’s personal negative thoughts need to change. Maybe that is what will bring about hope for a better outcome for the world. Many groups and individuals feel that they need to take up causes to save the world. It is good to pour passion into the world but it doesn’t have to be at the cost of another person’s freedom.  Meaning, your loving intent may be helpful but not if it relies on everyone else to get on the bandwagon too. Here is an example: Many people want you to wear a pink ribbon or fight for a cure to a disease. If you do not comply they think you are not sympathetic.  This is social peer pressure. I empathize with those who […]

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