Were/Are you a consumerist? Brand-addict? Do you know people like that?
I have this mental image that we live in a consumer society, ads running everywhere, people buying based on brands, etc. First I wonder why people don't realise or care about this, but then I ask myself if I'm a significant part of that unwittingly.
I've see friends wearing brand clothes (pic related), discussing phones, being hyped about the opening of a Green Eat nearby.
But I don't like or try to avoid McDonalds, Nike, popular music, etc. Not on an ideological level, I just feel rejection towards brands people like a lot. Maybe it's autism.
I have my same seven years old computer, rarely play vidya (I bought or donated to some random indie games to help the creators).
I wear plain clothes. I would feel very stupid wearing a Vans logo, being a walking ad. I have no virtue-signalling decorations on my home.
I go out of my way to remove any kind of branding and logo from my stuff. I just inked my new mousepad's brand
When I think about it, the only "hedonic" things I really like is consuming (healthy) food and media. I like eating varied fruits and vegetables, cooking, making those retardedly complicated vegan recipes, etc, and listening to a lot of music (I try to pay to small artists, and only them) and watch series constantly complaining wherever there's propaganda. If I couldn't pirate series I wouldn't know what to do, actually, maybe I'd unironically pay Netflix. And only because I like discussing media and news on the internet.
tl;dr: I'm a boring fuck by today's standards
Am I alone on this?
How do the average normalfag live? Are people really consumerist or is it just a cartoonish view?