Why Supermarkets Sell Flowers

By Leo Gura - July 2, 2022

This simple article about the Surprising Reasons Supermarkets Sell Flowers blew my mind.

In the past I’ve talked a lot about how marketing distorts your perception of reality and manipulates your mind, but the example above just takes the cake. It’s so sneaky and so subtle that you don’t even know it’s happening most of the time. And nobody in society teaches you or warns you about the epistemic dangers because our minds have been co-opted. It’s like we are all collectively bullshitting ourselves and even the people who create the bullshit for a living are bullshitting themselves about the bullshit they create, causing everyone to stay asleep. Mankind is truly the bullshitting animal.

You should reach a point in this work where you are awed by reality’s power and penchant for self-deception. It is both marvelous and terrifying.

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