I benefit from the Mr. Potato Head syndrome.
- Mar 4, 2019
I mean, if you want to get into all that, the meme goes back all the way to The Jetsons. They owned nothing. Everything was supplied by their apartment as they needed it, including transportation, and everything was completely disposable and single-use. It probably goes even earlier to Thomas More's Utopia, though the limits of technology at the time limited the sort of world that he could imagine. Nevertheless, that world supplied all the needs of its inhabitants, who wanted for nothing and therefore owned nothing.I got to thinking.
Konmari cleaning method, Swedish death cleaning, minimalism. Could it all have been being made popular in an attempt to get everyone used to the idea of not having stuff?
I shall continue to hoard like a dragon purely for spite.
It's a mistake to ascribe intent to fads and fasionable ideas. These faddish concepts might cleave into the "great reset" zeitgeist, but that doesn't mean they're an intentional push towards it.