That is a purely idealistic viewpoint. While I respect Bill and his essentially ‘anarchic’ principles, i think our lives as capitalist consumers in the west bring a lot of suffering to other regions of the world. It is almost impossible to live in our society and not contribute indirectly to some degree of unethical consumerism. However I wholly agree with the sentiment and if everyone thought like this, the world would be a better place. But i think it’s a bit more complicated than that. We have a choice to act on what we now know thanks to globalisation and widespread media, and should endeavor not to sweep certain inconvenient truths under the carpet. Ultimately, enjoy being part of this crazy fucked up world. But enjoy responsibly and considerately. Know what you’re buying into! ……………. I will get off my high horse now.
In response to the Bill Hicks quote above.