Travel across America what do you see?
Cut and paste capitalism. Purely profit driven. Maximum profit, minimum creativity. “Starbucksification” as Tom Hodgkinson puts it in How to be Free
Thinking you have selection makes you feel powerful and free.
Is thinking you need wide selection in order to feel powerful and free a sign you don’t feel powerful and free in the first place?
“Fashion is an attempt to decorate our own inauthentic lives.” – Michael Tsarion.
You want to be different in appearance, stand out from the crowd. Why the need to be noticed? To what end? I want you to see me, accept me. I want to be noticed but left alone. I’m over here, but don’t ask me to be responsible for anything.
Do we just want to be acknowledged? Justify my existence?
“Starbucksification” as Tom Hodgkinson puts it in How to be Free
Starbucks was losing money. They shut down stores for a few days for training. Problem? Quality suffering, customers unhappy, profits falling. Why was quality suffering?
People wanted it faster, Starbucks was trying to deliver. Quality suffered. Anytime you speed things up you get hurried and give less of yourself to the task at hand. You dilute purity/potency in an effort to sell more stuff. If you want it faster, you get hooked on faster. It takes more to stimulate you. You feel empty. Search outside for remedy.
Sameness Disguised as Variety.
Different as people AND equal at the same time.
We Are All One (Sameness) Showing Up As More Than One (Variety).
How to Be Free – by Tom Hodgkinson
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