I’ve never ordered anything from netflicks and have no intention of starting. Don’t do social media, doubt I ever will. And ‘will’ is one reason, reason is another, and living a life that fosters curiosity rather that list reading skills, seems to be a good idea. I look for film productions from all over the world, from different eras and it takes some hunting. I get agita and cramps from lock step scrolling orders. Geeez, what does that alone do to the human psyche??
No desire to participate in the 21st century version of the de rigeur predatory wave of everything American. I’d rather meditate in silence.
I’ve been in a starbucks three times since they opened and and the last time was seven years ago… feels great. Wallmart? nope. ditto for all the other big boxes - except homedepot on rare occassions. They all feel like traps: labor abuses, questionable origins and poor quality, tax evasion and the list goes on. We have lost all of our local pharmacies - and that really burns my ass.
I know the pendulum will swing back to conscientious community - there is no choice in the long run. The grifter model has got to be a relative flash in the pan, or we are screwed royally.