A few days ago I saw a sign advertising a 49 cent breakfast biscuit special at a local fast food slop hole. On face value, it seems like a pretty good deal. That is until you start adding up the reality of what it really was going to cost you.
First off, the biscuit is made from a substance similar to concrete which absorbs ten times its weight in liquid and contains ten times the recommended daily intake for salt. These substances were chosen for two specific reasons. One, the most common element in anything dealing with selling anything to a human being is that they are cheap. The other, is that they make you thirsty. The result? You eat this breakfast monstrosity, become bloated and extremely dehydrated, and then order a three dollar bucket sized drink to wash it down your parched gizzard.
But wait, the fleecing isn’t over yet. While standing in line to buy the bucket of whatever it is that you are going to drink, you also buy a pack of gum, which you hope will kill the taste of whatever the meat like substance was that they used to make your 49 cent biscuit so special.
So now that 49 cent biscuit has just cost you $6.50 cents.
What you always have to keep in the back of your mind is that for every action, there is a reaction. Corporate America has researched this concept right down to air we breathe and how much they can charge for it. What this lesson proves is that we have to find a way to defeat this system of corporate induced purchasing and stop spending!
We as a society have one very big problem that stands in the way of this stop spending concept and that is we do not like being told what to do. It’s almost as if we like being sold, ripped off and then relish in complaining about it.
Before we reach the age of 10, most of us have already had our brains soaked with television and we have already been conditioned for a life of corporate manipulation. To reinforce this concept all one has to do is take a look at the number of rich people in this country. The ones, who are rich, are the ones who are doing the selling, while the rest of us work 9 to 5 and do the bulk of the buying. Most of the rich folk don’t even buy the stuff that the companies they own are selling and ramming down our throats because it would shorten their life spans. Why? Because they are smart!
So that means that I have to tell you something, and you’re not going to like it. So guess what? I’m not going to tell you. Figure it out for your self and then stop doing it.