The fact of the matter is that capitalism and consumerism has brought much of the world out of poverty, has improved standards of living and hygiene, and quality of life for millions of individuals. But the truth still remains–
Capitalism is (very) cruel.
But then again … real life (embodied reality) ain’t fair. Mother nature is cruel. Nobody cares for our individual happiness. Perhaps once we accept the fact that reality is cruel, then we can truly thrive.