Originally Posted by Saccopoo
Just one more piece of shiny that I wouldn't have to purchase. In all honesty, jewelry is so stupid it's mind boggling. "Looky! Shiney! Must have!" We're ****ing mockingbirds.
To piss away that much on something that provides absolutely nothing other than being a psychological self-aggrandizing status quo trinket is beyond squirrelly in my opinion. But then, I think that the whole concept of money is utterly ignorant anyway. I mean, it really has no value other than what society as a whole puts on it. It's nothing. It could be shells or beads or kernels of a grain. Even when it was backed by the gold standard, it was worthless. Really, what is gold anyway other than a shiney rock? It's not as good a conductor as copper or silver. It doesn't oxidize as rapidly as some metals, but that's about it. Shiney rock! Got to have shiney! And here we are, killing ourselves to accumulate as much "money" as we can even though it has no real value other than perceived by whatever society is looking at it.
Shiney rock! Ooooooooh!
Nature really let the wrong species become dominant. Humans are ****ing retarded.
I agree, it is overblown, but like tatoos, piercings, etc, it is a way to distinguish one's self from others, as are other status symbols such as cars and homes. Why not drive a basic car or live in a modest home. Everyone has a different sense of value.