viernes, 22 de noviembre de 2013

Garage sales and consumerism

The American people use garage sales for various purposes, all very generous, funny, capitalist, consumerist, militant, consistent and effective.

If we accept that perfection does not exist and that happiness can be reduced to some very special moments in the life of a human being, we can lower the expectations to become "tolerant of reality as it is presented to us".

In other words, I'm trying to say that we could live a little better if we did not believe in perfection (health, links, our own performance) and if we did not expect a happy state 24 hours a day, Monday to Sunday.

Days past I published an article (1) in which I tried to explain how the social justice of consumerism works. As confessed in the video, actually trying to explain why most of the people we like and do not like capitalism socialism.

Americans often have houses with garage, but their vehicles are parked in the garden or on the street because they do not fit in those rooms that are intended. These spaces are usually crammed with things that were never used or hardly used or that were never removed from their boxes, which were received as gift negligible.

In suburban areas is a tradition to go out garage sales, ie the display and sale of spare and all that anyone could buy.

Why is this funny feature of what might be called philanthropic consumerism?

- The result of the sale could be donated to a church;

- Potential buyers have seen many other useless things;

- If you find something interesting, will implement its ability to dribble people who usually never negotiate anything;

- The poorest can stock.

Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google):  Las ventas de garaje y el consumismo.

(Este es el Artículo Nº 2.071)

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