I simply wanted to share this graphic below. It shows you the ten main corporations that own all the brands and thus have all the power when it comes to lobbying governments and controlling the people.
I find it very interesting, but what’s more amazing is that I studied this image for sometime and can positively say that I do not buy any of the brands on this list! I was shocked, but also very happy that I do not support any of these companies.
So these companies are responsible for Black Friday, they promote their sales and cause injuries and even deaths.
An interesting website has been set up that shows the number of deaths and injuries here at blackfridaydeathcount.com. It is kind of awesome, kind of depressing. But take a look anyway. Perhaps it will encourage you to stop supporting Black Friday. Whether you are a consumer or a company selling things, you need to stop supporting this mayhem!
If you want to feel sick and to understand how ridiculous this has become, then feel free to watch the montage below of some of the most depressing scenes from black Friday.
Are you caught up in the black friday nonsense? What do you think it would take to change this rather disgusting madness / desire for cheap goods, possibly made by children in inhumane conditions? Society really needs to re-examine their priorities. The moment we start putting material things above self care and care of others, we are running into a huge problem!
I’ve never really counted my friends before, but facebook and twitter shows us right there on the screen. Yes, yes, I know that number isn’t really our number of friends, but that number being there kind of makes you think!? Before social media existed, I never used to keep a tally of how many people I interacted with on a daily basis, or write down on a notepad how many new friends I made today. It just didn’t matter. Now however, so many people are fixated on how many friends they have or how many people ‘like’ something they have done or said. It’s a constant craving for recognition and it’s tangible. The question is, is social media making us lonely?
Innovation of Loneliness
Following on from my previous post on how to leave facebook, my friend sent me a video (via email – which was nice) which highlighted the exact same points my article addressed. It quite nicely illustrates how social media is making us lonely.
The video explains that by driving us all online and by spreading our attention between 400 plus friends or so, our quality of relationships is dwindling. The standard human is unable to deeply know more than 150 people, thus creating weaker relationships and therefore creating loneliness.
Anyway – watch the video – it’s an excellent piece that may encourage you to foster more tangible and physical relationships with your REAL friends!
What does this video bring up for you? Does it resonate with you? Let me know in the comments.
Yes, I killed my facebook. This Facebook RIP article will explain why and how I have made the transition away from Facebook. Yesterday I downloaded my facebook history! It’s kinda scary, it shows you everything you uploaded and said from the moment you logged in. I can read every post I ever made and every post my ‘friends’ posted on my wall. I can see all my pictures and I should be able to see all messages, but there appears to be an issue with that at the moment. Continue reading →
A blue moon is around the corner, is this something we should be aware of and if so why?
Living away from the city, away from distractions and closer to nature, has put me back in touch with something deeper. Tofino (where I live) has a real energy to it. It’s raw, it’s where ocean meets rainforest, where humanity meets nature. This connection is not just a connection to nature, but a connection to the cosmos and therefore to the cosmic-ness within our very being. We are all made of stars, right?!
In the last week I have had the urge to hide away, initially it felt anti-social, but on further inspection, it’s simply a way to re-charge. If you are more connected with the cosmos, then the various planetary cycles are more prominent to you and as such, it’s affects can be noticed. As the moon moves towards full, it affects certain people in certain ways and some more than others. Women that are fully in-tune with the moon, can also enter their cycle at the same time. We all know that the moon controls the tides, so why wouldn’t it control our patterns too.
Many of us are oblivious to natures ways, except maybe moaning when it rains, or when it’s too hot. We are often blinkered from the bigger picture by bright lights and stories of fashion. If you are noticing your emotions more or a change in your behaviour, think about connecting with the cosmos to look deeper, the answer may often be there.
I have been a reader of the Mystic Mamma pages now for a few months and I often resonate with the words. Please take time to read their articles, I am sure you will love them. This week I direct you to their Blue Moon article.
Let me know in the comments below if you feel connected with the movements in the cosmos and if you have been affected by the planetary movements – I’d love to know.
I was recently pointed towards an amazing article on the Huff Post. The contents of which are truly inspiring and resonate with me on so many levels. I encourage you to read the full article. Not only does it teach us to slow down, but it also allows us to see the amazing lessons we can learn from children.
Since reading the article, I have noticed many parents saying to their children, ‘Come on, hurry up, let’s go!” and other words similar. We are all encouraged to ‘Get a move on‘, or to ‘Stop Daydreaming‘, but in doing this are we taking away the true essence of being alive and enjoying our experiences?
I briefly touched on the subject with someone the other day, without even saying anything the person in question said, “We don’t have long on this Earth and so we must get things done quickly to fit it all in.” This could be one way of looking at it, but I feel that enjoying the process of life, is more fulfilling than rushing around from one thing to the next.
I read a post on facebook about how disgusted and angry a person was with recent events relating to the soldier murdered in London. I was compelled to write a response. I thought I would publish the response here to so people can visit it at any time…… Continue reading →
Life is an extremely complex subject, like a river delta there are many tributaries that feed and lead off into many different directions. Some are calm, some are violent rapids, some pass through beautiful views and others contain dangers lurking beneath. There are also many tools that people use to filter or make sense of the pictures, sounds, images, feelings and experiences they encounter whilst travelling these many paths through life.
I am in no way planning to explore the many facets of these intriguing routes Continue reading →
Two days ago I set about doing something I have never done before; build something from scratch. Well, I guess a number of years ago back at school I did build a wall mountable bike rack and tool tray for a project, but that doesn’t count as it was designed and thought out, plus I had a teacher to guide me. Building something from nothing is very satisfying and upon completion of this little project I was very proud of my efforts. So as you can tell from the title of the post, I built a Garden Planter, in which to grow vegetables. Continue reading →
I wanted to bring your attention to a friends blog. Paul is an internet geek, no….. nerd….. actually, I don’t even know if he fits into either of those? Perhaps, boffin, would be best suited! Either way, he has also earn himself the title of vegan and despite writing a wonderful book entitled eat awesome, he occasionally blogs useful musings…..
TIPS FOR VEGAN TRAVELLERS
I spend a couple of months a year on the road, going from city to city (either with my band on tour or just travelling for fun), and typically I need to eat. So I figured I’d put together a handy list of things I’ve learned about the best, easiest, and most filling way to travel if you’re vegan.