Buy, Consume, Buy, Consume

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Christopher, 1986-

“It just became so meaningless after a while. Everything was about money, status, and class, and after a while, it destroys your soul; it really does.”

What people do every day: go to work, spend all their time in a cubicle or whatever, most of the time hating their jobs, away from their loved ones, doing shit that they don’t even want to do, and going home. We sit out here and we just watch people every day go up and down the street: buy, consume, buy, consume. No one is happy, no one is smiling, everyone has got a frown on their face, everyone running around, racing around, going nowhere fast. It’s like we’re under hypnosis, we are completely controlled by money, by consuming; it’s just a trip. And I was, too, at some point.

I just wanted to make as much money as possible. And now I don’t need to do it, I wasn’t happy doing that. I’m not saying I’m happy now, but I’m not as depressed. As I was running around, trying to make as much money, trying to have some status, trying to raise my class. Trying to impress women, who didn’t care about me, who cared that I had three bedrooms and a couple of cars. It just became so meaningless after a while. Everything was about money, status, and class, and after a while, it destroys your soul; it really does.

I was watching a video of entertainers saying they sold your soul to the devil. I don’t think you have to be an entertainer or a millionaire to sell your soul to the devil. I think I did and I was only making 70 grand a year. You can sell your soul to the devil at really any stage of your life, even with a minimum wage job. One of my favorite quotes in the bible, ‘You cannot serve two masters’. You cannot serve God and Mammon, and Mammon is money. And that was my master, money. Money got me out of bed every day, money got me got me to the shower, it was The One motivator, the one factor in my life that got my feet going. And in many ways it still is, I’m no saint, and I am still part of this world and this world is ran by money. It just is, he smiles.


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