How Advertising Picks our Pockets – and What We Can Do To Prevent It

I thought this was an insightful article…and thus the re-blog. Thankfully, I have never in my life been subjected to a constant barrage of TV advertising but do recently find myself slipping into the rather addictive ease of internet ads and shopping. Good thoughts and tips found in this article. Worth a few moments of time.

Sharath Komarraju


I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest, to make money they don’t want, to buy things they don’t need, to impress people they don’t like.

– Emile Gauvreau

Advertising. The bane of the thinking man. Even the most financially aware among us give in to the pretty lights and sounds sometimes. If there is one thing that is stopping us from becoming fiscally independent, it is advertising – and more crucially – our reaction to advertising.

Spiritualist or Materialist?

In an argument between a spiritualist and a materialist, the former says with venom in his eyes: ‘With money you cannot buy love!’ To which the latter calmly replies, ‘With love you cannot buy anything.’

We’re all part materialist, part spiritualists. Even the sage who has renounced everything has to eat, by begging, borrowing or stealing. Hunger is the…

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