Your lifestyle has already been designed...
David Cain is a Winnepeg, Canada, blogger of rapititude.com, and essayist on things that make us human. The linked blog entry is engaging and in the spirit of our David52's search for the meaningless of life in our culture. :)
"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.
Can you imagine what would happen if all of America stopped buying so much unnecessary fluff that doesn�t add a lot of lasting value to our lives?
The economy would collapse and never recover.
All of America�s well-publicized problems, including obesity, depression, pollution and corruption are what it costs to create and sustain a trillion-dollar economy. For the economy to be "healthy", America has to remain unhealthy. Healthy, happy people don�t feel like they need much they don�t already have, and that means they don�t buy a lot of junk, don�t need to be entertained as much, and they don�t end up watching a lot of commercials.
The culture of the eight-hour workday is big business� most powerful tool for keeping people in this same dissatisfied state where the answer to every problem is to buy something."
So, what do you all think about this thesis?
In the meantime, consider this recipe for curried cauliflower:
•1 head of cauliflower
•2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
•1/2 tsp salt
•1 1/4 tsp curry powder
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Wash the cauliflower and cut it up into smaller pieces. Place the cauliflower in a large plastic zip lock bag and add the rest of the ingredients. Now comes the fun part! Make sure the bag is sealed and shake it really well until all of the cauliflower is well coated! Spread out the cauliflower onto a cookie sheet and bake for 35-45 minutes! That’s it!
We are featuring white cauliflower from the farm this week on our availability list. Happy Thanksgiving, world.
Here is a link that might be useful: You lifestyle has already been designed