So this blog was never intended to be all about sales and selling from an armchair.The world as we know it (well at least the developed world as we call it), is primarily based on a consumer society.
WHAT WOULD BUSINESSES DO WITHOUT CONSUMERS?
Think about it, people just stopped buying stuff. One of my favorite comedians (I felt he was more of a social commentator) was George Carlin. George talked about STUFF. For those who haven’t seen the performance go look it up on YouTube it’s very funny. But one of the things it says to me is that we all have too much stuff.
DO YOU THINK WE HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF?
Our society is certainly based on this simple concept, and think of all of the conflict it creates.
Wars, Anger, Crime, Selfishness, Divorce to name but a few, but it all boils down to STUFF. A Buddhist’s would say: this constant need for more makes us unhappy because once you have what you wanted you want more. Some of the world’s most successful business men are in fact Buddhists, indeed some of the world’s most successful and richest businessmen are college dropouts. So you have to ask some questions.
IS EDUCATION IN ITS PRESENT FORM NECESSARY?
Having worked in the US education system for 8 years now I can say with confidence that the quality and breadth of the system has gone sadly downhill and its going down faster every day. Too many tests not enough diversity in my day(in the UK) we were given a good all round education, geography, history, all the sciences and of course the 3 Rs
I guess these are far reaching questions but they are question that we should all consider and please comment on.