If you don’t market yourself… who will?

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Modern society says:

Thou shalt not elevate thyself.

Also:

Thou art ordinary and mediocre. To try to market yourself is despicable and sinful.

Why is it considered amoral to market yourself?

In America, it is strange —

On one hand, we are encouraged to be individualistic and to stand out. Yet, in reality .. to be a true individual is looked down upon.

My theory:

Modern capitalist and consumerist society prizes individualism via consumerism (what you buy, wear, and drive), but discourages TRUE individuality, which is your personality, your guts, courage, and your self.

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What is marketing anyways?

If you are part of a modern capitalist culture (we all are), then … we are part of the world ‘market’. Basically think of a traditional market. Same thing.

In a traditional Middle Eastern Market (or Asian Market) we got buyers, sellers, producers, middle-men, etc. And what is your task?

To attract others to buy your stuff.

How does one do that? Through trust, building long-term relationships with some people, and also by distinguishing oneself. Either through prices, higher quality, etc. Everyone has their edge or angle.

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Marketing yourself for the few or many?

Now this is where things get very philosophical:

Do you want to market yourself for the many (mass market) or for the few, the privileged, luxury market (boutique market)?

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