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Hostages, Taken en masse!2011-11-25 01:23:22
 

Most of us are hostages, some of us are Hostages for Life.  Hostages to ideologies, social pressures & mores, fashion and the marketing blitzkrieg, a never ending onslaught on our senses.

Wikipedia defines hostage as follows: in modern days, it means someone who is seized by a criminal abductor in order to compel another party such as a relative, employer, law enforcement, or government to act, or refrain from acting, in a particular way, often under threat of serious physical harm to the hostage(s) after expiration of an ultimatum.

More than anything else, we are hostages to the marketing blitzkrieg.  We are living some body elses life most of the time, when we respond to & adopt the latest in fashion, be it clothing brands, accessories, cars, holiday travel, even the houses we buy & the locations we chose to live in.

We are responding to the feeling of inadequacy as presented by the marketing blitzkrieg 24 x 7.  Our minds have been seized by an abductor compelling us to act or refrain from acting in a particular way, often under threat of serious feelings of inadequacy or being left out.

Who or What has you hostage?

Whose Life or Lie are you Living?

Kevin


 
 
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vsk

2011-06-21 20:38:07

Marketing strategies has lured us a lot taking it to a maximum level is achieved by very few like Apple who might have taken hostages but it is at the cost of excellency...

 

Articles like this really grease the shafts of knlowdgee.

2011-07-10 07:47:03

Articles like this really grease the shafts of knlowdgee.

 

Super jazzed about getntig that know-how.

2011-07-10 07:47:14

Super jazzed about getntig that know-how.

 

 
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