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Getting rid of ads

I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things.

Franz Kafka

Often I feel bad after watching an ad, reading an article about the next health gadget, after watching Apple keynotes or browsing on Amazon.

I feels like I have a hole in the stomach. I have to fight internal fights. Shall I buy the thing I didn't even know about a few minutes ago?

Often I loose and buy. Despite knowing better.

Worst of all - it became apparent to me that these holes in my stomach can not be filled by stuff. They appear again and again and again.

Getting rid of ads

Here is what I do since about a year - and it works quite well. I got rid of many ads:

For all other ads: Try to catch yourself watching as them. When you catched yourself, go on with your life.

The insight is worth trying 🙂

For example I look at tobacco ads quite frequently. I have no idea why - I don't even smoke.

Ads work

They work against your financial freedom. They work against your happiness.

Do not let them punch holes into your stomach and your purse.

2 Comments

  1. It is really hard to get rid of ads. In fact it's impossible in this world because ads are everywhere: You would have to seal your eyes and ears.
    What you can do is to learn how ads work: I got in touch with the advertisement industry and learned their cheap tricks, how they capture our brains and abuse how humans work. This knowledge disenchanted the ads and now they just don't work on me anymore - For me the way to get really rid of them 😉

    • Yeah 🙂 I know what you are talking about. As a programmer I created some ad-websites. Sugar for kids. Unhealthy snacks for adults.

      I was not that health conscious back then - but still I feel bad about it.

      The really good things in life don't need any ads.

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