bluishorange is back with an anti-consumerism rant: there’s some wisdom here:
why should i do anything when there are shows to be watched and products to be purchased? i can’t go out because veronica mars is on, i can’t write because somewhere on ebay there’s the perfect pair of vintage black boots.
i don’t do these things because i want to; i do them because they’re easier. it’s easier to spend two hours vegetating or shopping than it is to spend them thinking or talking or writing about the things i don’t want to think or talk about.
Are people finding it easier to spend time on the internet than engaging with the big ideas – or even engaging with each other?