I have a little sympathy for these people.
Christina S

I hadn’t put it together with looking for a sense of self, but this is true to my small town high school classmates as well. I’ve been added to a few Facebook groups that boil down to “buy my stuff!” from whatever company — I don’t mind (I remove myself or turn off notifications or whatever) but don’t buy anything, either. (Probably easier because it is FB only.)

I remember an article years ago about Avon, I think (no idea where the article ran, though), trying to create a sense of empowerment for women who sold for them, who mostly didn’t work and hadn’t been to college. The goal was to give them them the same feeling of accomplishment that graduating form high school had. I took it as a really positive thing at the time, but looking back from within this context feel a bit more cynical…

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