What I said about lavish weddings applies to every single time we fulfil a personal desire. Spending money and/or time on personal desires is largely fruitless in that we go up with the experience then the experience is gone without a trace. Compare that with writing about yourself to become a better you, if you write nonsense daily you’re going to reach a point where you’re bored with your nonsense and will get to the real story, then get to some real understanding about yourself that’s going to support you in this life. Not many things are here that directly support us for the remainder of our lives.
We have the physical necessities that support, our breath, our understanding of ourselves, reading that support us to understand ourselves better, and our general manner in how we approach people and situations. But the last one is a consequence of our understanding of ourselves. The rest, like how tomorrow will unfold, is actually unpredictable in spite of humanity’s efforts to make the future predictable so as to make more money. We are in fact not in control of what happens to us on a daily basis, though attempts have been made by humanity to make our lives predictable. There’s also the concept of the seed, the seed of a single thought, where the mind can and does imprint one single thought/conviction into you, and it can preoccupy you for years. A personal example is my relationship with the concept of ‘the thinker’. Preoccupied my ‘awareness’ for years. So do you see how bloody important it is to sort your mind and prevent obsessions from possessing you? So it’s actually very important that we curate what messages are heard by our children and by us personally, because we don’t know what’s going to stick to the compromise of your children, or to the compromise of you, your time, your money.
No, it’s not the case where if I don’t buy into these messages of consumerism, that allowing their distribution into the consciousness of humanity is acceptable. Having been a child, we know how impressionable we can be. So it’s the case with Facebook and the younger generations. We’re collectively playing with fire as we allow messages of rampant greed and selfishness to be broadcasted through all media. Because if we apply the statement to treat our neighbour as ourselves, how would you have liked it if you bought into selfishness and greed, only to waste your time, your money, on an idea that can’t be practically lived in reality, only to realize that those gone before you were essentially crossing their arms and watching you burn as they only ensure they themselves don’t buy into these messages? And those gone before you put up excuses like “It was your choice, you have to pay the consequences”? When all the while the mind is not understood by you or those gone before you?
So that’s why everyone should pay some attention to learning how the mind works, because everyone has it, and the system preys on it. Who wants to be the prey of a predatory system of abuse? No one so educate yourself on how the mind works.