A passive aggressive manifesto against consumerism.

If we spent more time trying to fix poverty and less time trying to fix our hair, I believe we would make a difference. This thing we call life, this thing we call the world, has become indecently indecent. War, crime, bombs. drug lords.(when did drug dealers become so elevated?) And what do we do? Nothing. Well, no I lie, we do do something. We consume. We consume reality T.V. shows, fast food and pop stars. We consume till we are numb. We consume till we lose touch with the world, till our whole world is ourselves. The thing is, the more we are inwards focused the worse we make the world. The more we become consumed with ourselves, how we look, all our problems, the less likely we are to notice what is happening in the world around us. We stop noticing life happening because we are all consumed with ourselves and not consumed in life. We forget to challenge the status quo, and we digress into just accepting our situation, because selfishness make us shortsighted. We accept gender inequality and stereotypes, we accept the way the world is and don’t see it for the way it could be. We allow people we don’t know to determine our future, to determine the world’s future.  So put down your phone, your lipstick and protein shake, and stick it to the man. Look up at the blue blue sky and throw your phones down at the ground. Lift your hands up in the air, fists clenched and tell the corporate giants that you won’t buy their lifestyle. Eat another cupcake because as cheesy at it is; you are beautiful.

Beauty is having the guts to be you, not an artificial clone.

Pick up two mismatched socks and embrace how they rebel against conformity. Don’t let people tell you that they don’t match and therefore you cannot wear them. Wear them, and wear them with pride, acknowledging their individuality and their quiet protest to the man. Go out now and interact with nature, sit outside, read, learn, think, question. Consume life.

Little tips on how to

  • Always carry a pen with you
  • Whenever you get the chance, sing out loud, and preferably also dance
  • Spend at least 2 hours a day completely by yourself
  • Journal your thoughts as much as possible
  • Read at least one book a month – compulsory for personal sanity
  • Do one thing that takes you out of your comfort zone, at least once a month
  • Limit your social media intake
  • Always wear mismatched socks – as a reminder to not just do something for the sake of it

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