Random Thought For a Rainy Day (because it is always raining somewhere): Part Five:
Do You Get Out Enough?
You are probably sitting as you read this here, and in doing so… it is killing you.
The moment you sat down, your body stopped cleaning fat from the blood in your legs and the activity in the muscles below your waist (metaphorically speaking but also in a real physical way), went dead and silent.
Scientists have concluded that persons whom sit for more than six hours a day risk depression more than double that of those whom do not. This translates into that person (the one whom sits all the time), having a thirty percent higher chance of death in the following decade.
Fifteen minutes a day of walking… fifteen minutes… can add three years to ones life. Sixteen Weeks of regular exercise is said to cure depression in sixty percent of sufferers.
In a world where Prozac and other such pharmaceutical magical pills are now seen as the new way to cure everything it is slightly ironic (and once again showcases the dichotomy of our species) that the simplest way for many (not all… if only it were that easy), to cure themselves of what ails them (not just in a heath sense of the word either) is to simply….
I Buy: Therefore I am:
The Commercialization effect:
In its original meaning, commercialism it is the practices, methods, aims, and spirit of commerce and business.
Today, however, it primarily seems to refer to the tendency within what we call an open-market capitalism to turn everything into objects, images, and services sold for the purpose of generating a profit.
While this may sound like nothing new, as the things to “commercialize” have grown smaller, there seems to also be an unnerving tendency for intangible things such as happiness, beauty, or health to be given a monetary value and to be spoken of as commodities.
In short, we, our thoughts, our fears, our wants, needs and desires, our very emotions and existence are being marketed (back to ourselves).
Perhaps one does not see this as a bad thing… perhaps in some ways it is not. But when the commercialization of us all (and everything around us) becomes something solely for a profit… the truth of many things, the seeking out of differences and independent thought can get lost in the drive for the dollar.
We are drowning in a sea of goods from excessive commercialism. This type of way of living is not sustainable (for us as a species, or for the planet at large).
The commercialization effect does not mean just the mass marketing of us, it means the loosing of parts of us as well. Commercialization is designed to maximize profit margins, and increase saturation. In short, commercialization makes us all the same, both from an external point of view (in the marketing of objects) to the internal (in the marketing of cultures, medications to change those things about your personality you may not like, forms of child selection and the like)
So the question seems to be. When is commercialization too much? How far will you allow the commercialization (of you) to reach before you say… enough is enough.?
This seems to be a question each person needs to ask (and answer) for them self.
The Commercialization effect
The Commercialization effect…