Consoomerposted March 27th, 2021 at 3:47 PM I finally realized why I've been depressed and haven't felt great about myself lately. All I do is consume things that other people produce. I don't create anything, I just consume what others have created. I guess that would do it. Show 15 Comments 15 Comments Post a Comment pleaseMar 27, 2021 at 7:34pmwrite your thoughts! that is creating! do more! your thoughts are great to read. YesMar 27, 2021 at 7:39pmConsumption without balanced creation = depression for me too. Thanks for articulating that. Tone deaf tick markMar 27, 2021 at 8:36pmIt sounds like you both created and consumed. Good job. How much do you want to matter?Mar 27, 2021 at 9:10pmIt's an easy thing to feel like you don't matter even though one single act of compassion, one single kind word, or even a simple smile to someone else can have a ripple effect around the world effecting life for many in some positive way. It's not like you have to be the next Mozart or anything. This one is goodMar 27, 2021 at 9:30pm3rd eye burning finally AnonymousMar 28, 2021 at 3:31amIf you're not creating kids, you are at least doing a good deed which affects the whole planet.Just because you have the power to create something, doesn't mean that it's necessary to do so.Even if your job seems pointless, it probably still needs to be done. You may not be saving lives with groundbreaking medical research or cleaning up the ocean's plastic, but you're also not a slumlord or developer or an inventor of useless mass-produced junk like the Potty putter or slap-chop, are you? AnonymousMar 28, 2021 at 4:16amA post capitalist society will be a thing in the future, just not in my lifetime. Pandemic lifeMar 28, 2021 at 8:32amIs mostly a spectator sport.. PippaMar 28, 2021 at 11:50amI live a minimalist life and have always known that materialism will never fill the hole inside.I see my family and friends consuming so much in hopes of finding happiness.With the pandemic the consumerism only seems to have gotten worse.I remember when restrictions were first relaxed and saddened to see people lining up for blocks to buy "stuff. Yes,people need clothes,shoes etc but this gross,relentless drive to keep buying things we don't really need will not fill that hole.And government's around the world are pushing us to "keep the economy going but this policy ignores the real issues.Some days,it's just so depressing to see what we've become. Well.....Mar 28, 2021 at 2:58pmThere can be great joy (and comfort) in creating - guess it depends on what you might want to create.I was a knitter pre-Covid, and have increased my output over the past year. Since last March, I’ve bought one pair of leggings and a pack of socks, but I’ve made a few sweaters I love and wear all the time. There’s also a great sense of community out there for anyone into the fiber arts. It gives me a sense of purpose and keeps my mind off other things.So I guess it depends on what you might want to create. There are YouTube videos out there for so many things, and I will say it’s a great way to reduce boredom. There is a certain joy that comes in starting a new project (whatever it is) and a great satisfaction in having a finished product that you made yourself.Anyway, that may not be what you meant and I may have taken you too literally. Either way, hope you find whatever will lift your spirits. LOAD MORE Join the Discussion Your name Comment * your name What's your name?