Are you a consumer or a creator? We are legitimately surrounded by advertisements everywhere we go. The whole world is commercialized and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Well, as long as you’re on the right side of it.
This photo is from a bathroom at a Brooklyn bar which has the walls plastered with ads for all the finer things in life, so you can fantasize about all the stuff you don’t have while taking a piss, or better yet, a shit. See the contrast?
It’s impossible not to be a consumer since there are always basic necessities. But do you need that limited edition 1995 snapback? Or those $34,000 pair of Jordans that he himself wore while busting a nut on some groupie’s face? Don’t think so.
Rather than being a consumer of the culture, try to become a creator or a leader of that culture. It’s never gonna be easy. But hey, people just want the finer things in life, we just want to be the ones who offer them.