Our world is filled with so much filth, and we have become convinced that we need it. As consumers, not people not citizens not free thinkers but consumers, we have been taught and believe that all of the filth in the world is necessary. It is necessary, but not for the reasons we are told to believe. It is necessary only for the maintenance of the companies that create the filth. If no one thought their products were important or an integral part of our everyday lives, the companies could not exist. And if the companies did not exist then no one would have a job and our economy would be non existent. Of course people in our country don’t have jobs to make the products, that’s for the third world countries to toil over. We Americans are far too sophisticated and expensive to perform menial manual labor. It is the job of the educated, ruthless American to convince the entire world to buy the useless filth.
There are so many things that we use everyday and couldn’t imagine our lives without. Think of something simple, like shampoo. Many people shampoo their hair in the shower every day. Some even shampoo and condition their hair everyday. But 100 years ago, people didn’t do that. And guess what, their hair didn’t fall out, so why do we need it everyday? Because when someone invented this special soap for your hair, they knew it was a luxury. They knew it was a product that people would only use every once in a while, because they got along without it before so they knew they didn’t absolutely need it. But such an attitude doesn’t work if you need to sell mass quantities of your product. So somewhere along the line, someone came up with the brilliant scheme to convince everyone that they needed this product, and not only did they need it but they needed it everyday, or else they were dirty. And no one wants to be dirty or to be looked at as dirty. And now we all just accept the fact that if you don’t wash your hair with shampoo everyday, or every other day, then you’re not normal. But commercial shampoos are full of chemicals that are not only bad for the environment, but they’re actually not that great for us either. The chemicals in shampoo strip the hair of all its natural oils, which then causes the scalp to over produce oil, which causes you to use the shampoo more frequently so you don’t have oily hair. Because oil=dirt. Except that our bodies, our skin and our hair need those oils. They are naturally produced for a reason. It is a cleaning agent, but it is essentially filth. Filth that we put into our bodies and into the water on a daily basis because we were told that we should. Cleanliness is next to godliness, after all.