How many people are actually connected to their true self, these days? I am no spiritual leader or guru, but I am pretty sure that the vast majority barely knows themselves without linking their self to some material concepts, such as:
“I only wear black.”
“I am a leather lover.”
“I collect sport shoes.”
“I have to have all the Vogue magazines.”
“I need new clothes every month.”
“I only buy organic food.”
and so on…
These are concepts about our selves that we build through consumption plus other external influences, such as friends or social media. But how did we get to the point where a purchase equals self-expression? Is this something beneficial or is just transforming us into mindless consumers?
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