Like it or not, we live in a society where material possessions are a showcase of success. Moreover, in this grad sense, we are led to believe that money can not only dictate our social status, but define us in terms of how interesting our lives are, how interesting of a person we turn out to be.
Living in a post – industrial society that is shaping itself as we speak, we are becoming increasingly adept at forecasting the future. The rate at which change is manifested allows us to play futurists without much in the way of being wrong in our predictions. And if there is something that we unanimously chose to agree upon, it is that majority of things and the way we do them is going to change dramatically even before a decade goes by.
Why do we need separate environments for almost everything that we do? Is it necessary, or is it just a cultural reflex adopted along the way? The office is the place where we do the work, the diner where we eat and socialize, the club where we have this uniformed idea of fun…
Have you ever stumbled across the “million dollar person” debate? It is one of those ideas that linger in your head long after you hear about it.
And in all fairness, it’s really a simple concept. Most people believe, my former self included, that all there is to being a millionaire is having the bank account showing the numbers.
Information, information, information… and then some. Well, I guess this is about right considering how well trained we are to interact with different kind of media and consume vast quantity of it.
In an era where advertising was the only tool inducing people to consume streams of trivial and non-applicable information curiosity, though rising, was still able to be controlled.