Resolutions.I recently had a very long discussion with a close friend about how F****d the american way of living really is. For example ON AVERAGE how many advertisements do you see/hear a day? Try counting it, you would be amazed. It seems like thats all we have have been reduced to. CONSUMERS. It bugs the shit out of me (ever notice while watching television that the commercials are louder than the program? wonder why that is) I understand that advertising is how basically everything we enjoy is funded, but it feels to me that recently advertising has gone way overboard.(maybe im wrong, maybe I'm just beginning to notice it). It feels like everything we do now, with tv, ads, video games,etc that all it is is a distraction from what's really going on or from what is really important. Can you really justify your closet FULL of clothes that you MAYBE wear once a year? Can you justify paying 12.50 for a movie once a month? I'm not criticizing, because i know I'm guilty of these things as well. I would like to change that however. I really wish that our rapid technology boom would stop and take a breath and look at all of the effects it has on us as a whole. I know this blog is kind of random and rambling, but it's a lot going on in my head at once and it is hard to get it out while still making sense.
Anyways, my resolutions include
-getting rid of all of my games/game systems
-giving goodwill the 3/4 of my closet that i never wear
-keeping my tv watching to a minimum ( the office and snl every week..maybe a hockey game every now and again)
-no more eating out (or after 8pm)/working out on a REGULAR basis
overall i want to improve myself and have less distractions from reality in my life. Games/tv/ads/bullshit does not matter.... school/family/friends is what 2010 needs to be about for me.