Material Acquisition  |  Competition  |  Consuming One Another

Speaking of cultures exported from the USA and particularly in Italy, embracing ‘style and fashion’ as a high priority and status symbol. 

This graffiti ‘street art’ in a pedestrian tunnel in Verona, Italy eloquently displays how humans are drawn to wear clothing and shoes ~ sporting a handbag or hat or the most updated phone ~ thinking that this is ‘making it’ and making them more desirable. 

It is material consumption in the competition to be better. 

Somehow the facing wall of ants gnawing on items of food, but also eating and munching on each other, chewing on other ants, mirrors the human play of material consumption ‘consuming’ the ego of another, rendering them less special and lesser of a person. 

Be the change you want to see; smiling, interacting, conversing with other people, rather than material acquisition and competition as the main emphasis and focus in life.


About carolkeiter
Aspiring writer, artist, musician and composer who was born and raised in the United States and has resided in several European countries. Communication is my forte; both through using various tools and in approaching people of divers backgrounds to gather information. Speak conversational - advanced intermediate - French, German and Spanish. Love interacting with people in cultural centers as much as going to remote places to learn more about the different creatures that share our planet. Love of the outdoors and of a variety of outdoor sports. Driven to learn and expand my own consciousness and understanding through curiosity and love of life. Creative skills merge with analytical ones, leading to an interest in a myriad of topics; ranging from politics, economics, science to environmental. Motivated to use my art, music and writing to support and educate people towards humane practices that support and respect all of life, including practices supporting a healthy planet.

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