Tagged with “Economy” (3)

Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed

We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.

Western economies, particularly that of the United States, have been built in a very calculated manner on gratification, addiction, and unnecessary spending. We spend to cheer ourselves up, to reward ourselves, to celebrate, to fix problems, to elevate our status, and to alleviate boredom.

Line Goes Up – The Problem With NFTs

If someone pitches you on a “great” Web3 project, ask them if it requires buying or selling crypto to do what they say it does.

This is a true masterpiece, shoving A LOT of information about economy, the 2008 crash, cryptocurrencies and blockchains into a two-hour documentary. It might be overwhelming if this is your first contact with cryptocurrencies.

The sad part for me is that the whole thing to me is not so different how people reject covid(-vaccines) and are completely stuck in a bubble and actively block out question/criticism of their way of seeing things.