In our dreams we’re free

November 26, 2007 at 10:51 pm 2 comments

Advertisements show us our dreams. Impossible things might come true. Buy and you’ll see! We might. But we also can, if we don’t buy. Everywhere messages try to trick our minds. ‘Buy three for two’ – nice, but what if you only need one? ‘Cleans so well, you can even remove your bugging friend’ – well, if you had one? ‘Makes you look 10 years younger’ – what would the 14-year old girl say?
The nasty thing is, we can’t really help it. Influence is everywhere. The more underlying and modest, the more dangerous it is. Just think about the small snacks right before the check-out in the stores. Oh, those evil little gifts, almost as cheap as the energy gained by eating them. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Nonsense, we are just lazy and like to have our bellies full and our beer right in front of us.

Things we like don’t last for long. Matters we dislike seem to take for ages. That relies mostly on how much we concentrate on various processes. If we count every second, it might be hardly surprising that it takes all the 107 thousand ..and counting. Where is the connection? Ads try to remind us gently of things we dislike. So what’s my point? Dreams don’t last for long.
Buy two of them, it could be your last day!

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  • 1. mystarbucks  |  November 30, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    I am so totally influenced by media. Now that I have dabbled in the marketing realm I find myself more critical about advertisements but still am the first to step on the bandwagon for some new product.

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  • 2. Ray  |  December 6, 2007 at 11:45 am

    We all are very much influenced.
    Well, as long as you try to keep your decisions rational, that shouldn’t be much of a problem – hopefully.

    Reply

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