Your bodymind is an open system that becomes what it exposes itself to. It assimilates what you feed it: food and information.
You become the unstable sugar, the greasy burger, the miserable factory cow you stuff in your face. And you become the media filth you let contaminate your mind: the junk information you google for, the mind-numbing entertainment you watch on YouTube and television, the Facebook and Twitter feeds you gawk at (the very word “feed” has a surprisingly nonchalant truth to it).
You are the product of the marketed foods, the marketed things and gadgets, and the marketed information you consume.
As a consumer, you are a child raised by marketing folk. Stay true to who you are, right?
Even when you’re being yourself, you’re a puppet that’s being true to its consumerist values. And “be yourself” is just another well-marketed piece of information.
Then, in some dark silent seconds between your consuming sprees, you suddenly wonder who you are. Identity crisis. But consuming alleviates the discomfort: just eat more, watch more videos, read more articles. Whatever distracts you helps you—helps you forget who you are.
And I can tell you your being: you are what you consume. As a consumer, that’s who you are. And how much of your day do you spend consuming?
The less you exercise, the less you express your creative skills, the less you work hard, the less you meditate, the less you go outside for walks and hikes, the less you socialize, the less time you spend with your family or in true solitude,—the more of a consumer you are. And the more of a consumer you are, the more removed your actions are from your True Will.
I hope you are aware, though, that you are being a consumer at this very moment, reading—consuming—my blog. Is Mindcoolness a superior source of consumerist brainwashing, or are you avoiding your true self for some reason?