The advertising industry is the cause of environmental destruction by creating inorganic needs in people for money. It’s the most unethical industry as it’s quite literally emotional manipulation and energy harvesting. It’s the cause of a scarcity mentality that ensures a never satiated feeling of not enough – not being enough, not doing enough, not having enough. That’s their foot in the door ; to disrupt your self-trust and make it seem like they’re looking out for your potentialities. But there’s a reason why we’re not more than what we are. More isn’t better. It creates more room for suffering and the hollow echo of existential anxiety. We learn to disconnect as a means of survival because it’s not possible to have all these things and information and social networks and create meaning with them. We tune out. Dissociate. Eventually it becomes a necessity to numb and silence the droning of the internal turmoil. You buy stuff to stuff yourself shut. You use people to isolate your inner world. You need constant noise to soundproof against your intuition trying to warn you of the iceberg you’re fast approaching.
Let’s go down with this ship in our sleep. Hopefully the transition between sleep and death will be seamless.