The mass market is a great shared dream.
In your own dreams, if you think of flying, you will surely begin to fly.
In a mass market, the average of everyone’s dreams must appear.
The mass market is as useful as you are similar to everyone else.
But what if you’re an outlier?
The collective dream more resembles a nightmare.
The stores are mostly filled with products and services you neither want or need.
What you desire is scarce despite abundant goods!
Like a mariner stranded out in the ocean,
Water water everywhere, yet not a drop to drink.
Not all dreamers are equal. The dreaming of a small minority is greater than all the rest. They were chosen as dream leaders by a mass of lesser dreamers.
You don’t agree? Majority rules. The Great Dream doesn’t care about you.
The less you spend, the less it listens to your will.
The fewer people who are like you, the less influence you have.
The society in which we live is only as good as our fellow dreamers.
And thus we experience most others, not as an asset, but as a liability dragging us ever downward.
Every penny is a vote.
And the sum of those votes is our society.
Therefore, by our society you can judge us all.