Prisioner Of Consumerism Shirt

Prisioner Of Consumerism

Prisioner Of Consumerism Shirt - Click Image $19.99 USD

A man relaxes day in day out, for many years, under the shade of a tree, on the edge of a beautiful tropical beach.

He enjoys  watching  the waves break on the shore, the bird flying,  the clouds shifting through the sky, and the eventual sunsets of each passing day.

When he gets hungry, he feeds himself on the delicious falling fruits of the surrounding trees.

He does this day in day out for many years.

One day a man in a suit comes along, and sees this man sitting under the tree.and asks, “What are you doing here?”

“Oh, hello, I am just sitting here watching the birds, and the waves” replies the Tree Man. ”

The Suited Man asks “Well, what do you do for work?”

“Oh, well I don’t work” the Tree Man replies.

The Suited Man looks astounded, “Why don’t you pick up some of these fruits and take them to the market, you could make some money from that”

“OK, well after that what do I do?” asks the Tree Man.

The Suited Man “Well after you sell enough fruits you can buy yourself a wheel barrow, and take more to the market faster”

“OK, so after that what do I do?”

The Suited Man “Well after you do that for a while you can get yourself a truck and take more to the market.”

“OK, so whats after that ?”

The Suited Man ” Well after you do that a while you can come back here and sit under your tree.”

  1. nothingprofound
    Jun 14th, 2011 at 08:41
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    Love this little parable, and it’s exactly how I chose to live my life. Why go searching for happiness when you can have it right now?

  2. PBScott
    Jun 15th, 2011 at 01:25
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    I agree, too many people are always busy sacrificing the now working for their future happiness, when sometimes the now is all you have.

  3. Pooja Singh
    Jun 29th, 2011 at 03:41
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    Agree with you completely. Life is really like that. Happiness come our way we just have to identify it.

  4. PBScott
    Jun 30th, 2011 at 23:53
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    @Pooja Singh
    Thanks Pooja,

    I believe happiness and satisfaction are states of mind, if you have the type of mind set that does not allow it, then you can never achieve it.

  5. Sidecarsally
    Jul 11th, 2011 at 15:27
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    This is why I don’t work — it’s so much better just to be homeless and sit under trees, but damn my materialistic needs!

  6. PBScott
    Jul 11th, 2011 at 23:57
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    Damn those materialistic needs indeed, I try to ignore them as much as I possible can, they are insatiable, and in the long term, they defiantly do not lead to happiness.

  7. jayme
    Jul 12th, 2011 at 13:14
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    Nice design and story PBS.

  8. PBScott
    Jul 31st, 2011 at 00:01
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    Thanks a ton Jayme, I am glad you enjoyed the story.

    Just for the record, I did not create the shirt, I only picked it out as one to sell. My artistic abilities are very limited.

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