I was talking with a friend today about how we are at an age where there is nothing that she wants to buy that she finds interesting or cool anymore. As we were bantering back and forth with our nonsense, that idea kept creeping in my old and busted mind. I had been encoding 20 year old VHS and 8mm video tapes onto my computer and uploading them to YouTube for the past couple of days. I had begin to notice how I was first and foremost an asshole when I was younger. But, another aspect of the idea that, I didn’t know any better then.
Hindsight sure is 20/20, maybe even more clearer as you age. My friend and I couldn’t really figure out what new and cool gadget would actually be useful. When we were younger, we would spend inordinate amounts of money on complete nonsensical bullshit. Were all these new gadgets and stuff we spent time and money on training us to finally come to the realization that it’s just all a bunch of crap? Was it’s some sort of panacea for us? Or was it to pacify ourselves into self assuredness? Now that we are 20 years older we see the man behind the curtains and all the crap for what it really is; It’s crap.
I feel weary about so much push to consume, consume and consume some more. The new promising technology of 3D object printers sounds like a great idea. But what do I need a 3D Printer for? To print out more plastic trinkets? I already have so much plastic useless trinkets already, do I need more? This is where my age is either against me, or as I said earlier, the curtain has been revealed and I see it for what it really is. Bullshit.
Welcome to Costco. I love you.