Advert of our neurosis

I wonder about advertising. I don’t know but to me it’s always going to be an anti ad. If we need to convince people about anything then doesn’t that just say we ourselves aren’t entirely convinced? What I’m getting at is this, if I create something that’s just so great that its going to make everyone’s life better because of it, it would by default just advertise itself, no need for my input.

Say I made a device that would just send out and receive data via radio waves or something similar. I’d start using it myself, I send files from work to home without having to go through any 3rd party infrastructure rental (which is what we all do connecting to the internet). If it worked, I’d make another one, give it to my family or friends and soon enough it would kind of be used by a lot of people. Unless I got all greedy and patented the idea, so I was the one who was going to benefit, not you, not humanity. No no! Just me, me me me me me!!

Oh then I’d be advertising, I’d need to convince others to give me money because that’s what I wanted, I wanted to be valued for my creation, my creation. Did I create radio waves? No. Can’t patent that, no… But it’s my idea!!

Oh, but wasn’t I inspired by something, someone, can I really claim ownership? No.

So that’s the story behind all our advertising, we kind of are advertising our individual or collective neurosis when you break it down. And we’re asking others to pay for that? And we’re paying?

Silly isn’t it.

3 thoughts on “Advert of our neurosis

  1. Kathara

    I’m annoyed by ads that
    a) reduce people to stereotypes (e.g.: you’re only a good woman if you are slaving behind your stove, and then enters Mr Proper who tells you off for not using the right cleaning product. Or you’re only a worthy man if you have a six pack and shave yourself naked on a cliff top with a razor blade that is presented as if it was the latest hightech US weapon)
    b) are one big lie (if you use our deo angels will fall from the sky – yes, but not because is smells so good because of all the chemicals in them, I bet)
    c) drag on forever
    d) and come to think of it, all the rest of them
    But even God needed a PR man in the form of Jesus so it’s not all bad I guess 😛

    1. David Wall Post author

      Yeah, I look at them and think.. How is it this actually works? I mean its an ad, it’s designed to make us feel that whatever’s lacking in us will be filled by giving money for stuff. It’s pretty clear, that actually solving problems isn’t in the best interest of those pushing stuff on everyone. What’s in the best interest is making sure we feel like we’re still lacking.

      Yeah Jesus as God’s PR, we’ll not hard to compete with Moses, didn’t he know the burning bush look, just isn’t marketable!

      1. Kathara

        They always complain about lady Gaga showing too much flesh in public but J isn’t any better he he. Ah well….

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