Tuesday, December 09, 2008

emotional rewards and other things for sale : moving meditations

Nicholson St Melbourne at the Hispanic Festival

Fave tune of the moment: http://moosepl.wrzuta.pl/aud/file/fuy7UBMJ5L/tiga_-_3_weeks_booka_shade_vocalmix.mp3

I feel good when I eat, when I buy stuff, when I drink, when I have a nice place to live, maybe even unconsciously when I drink coke...

Do you ever stop to think why you work so hard and long?
Why in each particular culture there are different things that individuals work towards so that they can look around and feel that they have earned what is deemed success in their peers' eyes and garner the respect that comes along with it.

Why we work longer hours, even as we spend less time eating correctly and ballooning from all that easy-to-eat processed food, in the meantime being shown skinny beautiful models so that we can compare ourselves to?

Is this a system of self degradation escapable?

less TV time, shopping time and more moments with family friends doing things that involve interacting with each other instead of escaping and interacting with the plethora of distractions that we create ourselves so that we don't have to deal with the effort of figuring out each other and always being in control of our own snippet of existence.

Is this where it's all headed? our attention divided into devices vs living beings?

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