“The best way to predict the future is to create it “— Peter Drucker
As citizens of a modern, capitalist world, we have all grown up in and become accustomed to the deeply entrenched culture of consumerism.
At every turn and with every scroll or swipe, advertisements, banners and billboards beckon us to buy more, be more.
So much so that we now love to consume everything that is shiny, new and more importantly, popular. It can be things that we wear, eat or drink, watch or read. Each single act of consumption lulls us into thinking that we are living better and somehow becoming more successful.
In the case of books or articles (like this piece you’re reading), consuming them gives us a great deal of knowledge that we can use as social currency to spice up our dinner conversations and show our friends that we are ‘current’ or God forbid, ‘know better’.