When I shop for a pair of jeans sure I take the price into consideration. Even more importantly, I consider the brand. Not because I’m vain but, because for a pair of jeans that I could get from any designer; It all boils down to which designer I’m willing to support. For a basic pair of blue jeans, I could buy from the designer who went to fashion school; eats, breathes and sleeps fashion. Or, I could choose the designer who enjoys fashion as much as the average person. The celebrity, known for this and that but also does fashion for extra money. Am I in the mood for side project jeans? You’d think this would be a clear choice but then I also consider which designer gives back the most. Young people spend hundreds of dollars putting money in the pockets of millionaires that are well off. Yet, these same young people then struggle to sustain their own life. I like a designer who’s well known for giving back as well.
Would you buy ten pairs of the same jeans from the same designer? I wouldn’t and, just as ridiculous is buying an entire CD filled with twelve songs of the same positions I’m wanted in. Thank goodness for ITunes. Your horny, I get it. The redundancy is quite annoying. What happened to the days of timeless classics? One day they too shall pass and I can't imagine a song network would choose as a tribute to some artists. Buying a CD should be simple but, once again I consider the brand. Do I want to support an artist that spent two weeks to say the same things over and over? Do I support the artist whose music is eh and parties recklessly? Do I choose the artist that's been shoved in my face by radio and TV? As if there's a lack of musical talent. Why songwriter's wait in line for the voice of one person is beyond me. If a song is good and the person can sing then all should be good. I would listen to a great song from a lesser known artist or a past big name waiting to shine again. I'm not a victim to the hype that surrounds a select few artists. The diversity in music simply doesn't appeal to me like it use to.
Speaking of appealing, good TV is definitely a thing of the past. The days of The Cosby’s, Full House and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air is long gone. The great thing about these shows is that while it was all fiction, there was always a take away. Once you turned off the TV an inspiration was there to stick with you. I’m not opposed to reality television. I enjoy a reality show that’s informative as much as entertaining. From house hunting, to cooking, or maybe games shows; these shows offer the obvious reality. However, there’s something odd about competing for a relationship. How does a “woman” wait for a man to finish kissing another female? What wouldn’t one tolerate after that? How does a bunch of grown women always find themselves in the same quarrel? Why is there even a quarrel, when one should be in a good place in their life? Decisions, what to watch? One thing's for sure, I’m definitely not watching someone model through life as if “woe is me” in a search for happiness by means of scripted love and go to bed with photo shoot makeup on.
I like what I like and what I don’t like is the big credit some companies get for “donating”. Donating is a great thing. I do it and I encourage others to as well. My gripe is I pay taxes. We all pay taxes to help our fellow citizens. Somehow I feel as though I’m paying an unrecognized tax by paying for overpriced merchandise. Where else do companies find the money to put together for charities? A tax write off on my behalf? I need to consider. I love a brand that gives back; not shift someone else’s money into someone else’s pocket and bow at an applause. I do that quite fine on my own. A good sense of a brands character is when they give from their “own pocket”.
Besides, I need my money for a few fine pieces of technology. Well, it’s not fine now but it will be in a few months or a year. I’m simply waiting for the company to finish putting all the features into the one gadget before I buy it. Why should I rave over a gadget every time a feature is added that should have been there in the first place? A good indication of no more bright ideas is when default features that complement the modern times are s-t-r-e-c-t-h-e-d out. Gadgets don’t dictate my life. I’m not influenced by a trend. When I want something for its function, it’s because I want it.
I used to be crazier for basketball than any other sport. I enjoy football and the Olympics but basketball always had a special place in my heart. I remember the days when a team was a team. Everyone knew every player’s name (even on the bench); the sport was truly a sport. My favorite players were enthusiastic over their sporting position not their celebrity. I enjoyed the fact that while there were leaders on the different teams no particular person was considered a carrier of the team. These days…
It’s unbelievable all the hype that’s put into selling a product. Even more unbelievable is all the people that buy into the science of manipulation. Social networking is definitely the theme of today. I use to be a part of a site that was pretty clever; allowed me to have all my family and friends close and distant all together in one place. I enjoyed this for some time until I became invaded by strangers. If my online experience is supposed to be much like an in person scenario than reality check, strangers are not sitting in on my conversations trying to sell me things. Glad I opted out, that was a no brainer.
Somewhere in a basement lab near you is a potential billionaire devising a way to charge the population for air. The idea of making healthy food expensive is already taken. The idea of pricing transportation costs beyond the stars is already taken. The idea of making a great education available to people with a swollen wallet is already taken. It’s only a matter of time. Who am I kidding? What would the population look like at that point? If that ever happened, how else would the haves sustain their lives if they’re not draining from the have nots?