consumerism

Question Everything: a sleep-deprived rant about main-stream media’s bullshit

I recently read an article about America’s youth becoming increasingly subdued, moldable, and controllable, and although I’m not sure I agree with what the article had to say in its entirety, it did bring up a lot of points that I’ve recently become more and more frustrated with.

I feel as though this generation’s youth has become isolated, subdued, and cowed into submission; taking main-stream media and news outlets as gospel, our minds melded into exactly what monster corporations want us to be –blindly, and unquestioningly consumeristic. We eat up every word we see, absorbing it all until our brains are soggy with misinformation, and all the while nobody bothers to look up from their tv, their computer, their plate of falsities and corporate bullshit to question the legitimacy of it all.

Take a step back, think about it. Look at the way we live. It resembles so many of the science fiction stories written about a future in which people stop thinking for themselves and stop asking questions.

Stop it. Don’t allow our generation to become so easily convinced that everything is fine. Never stop asking questions. Never stop learning about the world around you.

Question everything, challenge everything.

That being said, I also think that those of our generation that continue to challenge the bullshit we’re fed are more well informed than generations gone by. The internet can be used for amazing things, so use it. Find and share the things they don’t want us to find. Keep learning, keep asking.

Xx mellory

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Simplifying My Life

My name is Mellory. I’m nineteen and trying to find a better way to live. This is a blog about my simplifying my life. (Hence the catchy title.)

I have recently been going through some changes in my life. I broke up with my long-term boyfriend, I gained about fifty pounds, and I’m about to move out of state on my own for the first time ever.

Quarter life crisis, much? In all that’s been happening I’ve been doing a lot of re-evaluating of what I find important in life, and it’s brought me to an interesting place.

I’m sure I’ll get to ranting about all of those shenanigans eventually, but I have decided to go through every aspect of my life and bring it down to simple basics, and this blog is going to be a documentation of my experiences in simplifying my life. 

When I say every aspect, I mean every aspect. 

Clothes and belongings,

World views,

Food,

Beauty Products,

Beauty Regimen,

etc.

I don’t expect it to be easy or fast, but I feel like it will be a good thing. First order of business (starting tomorrow) simplifying my wardrobe. I own a shit-ton of clothes that I never ever ever wear. Why do I need to own all of them? “Just in case”? It’s ridiculous. 

TOMORROW tune in to hear about me documenting how much I had going through all of my clothes and trying to figure out why the hell we live in a society where so much weight is put on things we own. Also, get ready to read my rant on society. Because let’s be honest, what else do I ever rant about?