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Freedom From Choice (or less is the new more)

“We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.” (Tom Waits)

We’re at a point where, as individuals and collectively, we need to take a long hard look at the ‘Work, Consume, Die’ mentality of the past 30 years. It isn’t working (just like the ‘XYZ Company’ on the Stock Market that’s expected to grow every year isn’t either – whatever happened to community, empathy and… localisation?) and whilst we now all think we’re oh so cool n’ clever tastemakers sifting through this uber, massive overkill of information and making individual, informed choices, we’re not… in the main we’re being deliberately and stealthily ‘guided’ down one way corridors, all with the ‘consume’ door at the end of them and we have to ask ourselves if this supposed massive ‘freedom of choice’ is a) actually real and b) actually healthy to our creative expression, happiness and freedom as individuals. Read more…