posted on Aug, 19 2015 @ 05:37 AM
originally posted by: TheJesuit
wanting for whatever conscious or unconscious justifications you may come up with, is it hardwired into our minds as a human in this day and age or
Both. Most if not all animals investigate things that capture their attentions. Some investigate things through smells, small bites, or the such.
Others simply grab it, run off with it, and fiddle with it to see if it has a purpose for them. Many cats, dogs, birds, monkeys, and raccoons are like
Humans do a glorified version of this. We desire things that capture our senses and things that capture our imaginations. Consumerism just exploits
this instinctive drive to attain things.
Are you aware of it in whole ?
Umm, I guess?
Example lets say you have a fixed sum of 5000 a week forever how long would your list of stuff you would want to get and how would it lead to more
stuff to get.
Sorry, but I'm incredibly ambitious; like Chingiss/Genghis Khan ambitious. I'm trying to end world hunger, all forms of involuntary homelessness, all
racism & bigotry, and purge all negativity from the world. $5,000 a week is just a stepping stone towards reaching my goals. Unless you meant 5,000
new soldiers, 5,000 pounds of gold, or 5,000 new land deeds a week, of course. Then we can talk
Though to be fair, a guaranteed $5,000 USD/week forever could be used for many ways too. But it wouldn't quench my thirst at all.
What do we really want?
Everyone is different so that's hard to answer. But most people seem to want a place where they feel accepted, a mate (or mates), and the ability to
fulfill their dreams, whims, and needs.
edit on 19-8-2015 by enlightenedservant because: don't ask don't tell don't wonder