No, I’m not referring to the ones in Egypt with sphinx heads and such.
I’m referring to the great pyramids we build here in murica.
These Great Pyramids are monuments to our consumerism. They are monuments commemorating our waste.
I wonder what archaeologists in the future will think when they excavate our Great Pyramids. Will they think that these are the things we valued enough to bury them in grand tombs like the Chinese did with clay soldiers and the Egyptians did with their gold trinkets? Or will they think that these are our modern day pirate treasures that someone buried so that nobody else would find it?
I pass this Great Pyramid every time I head to or from work. I pass this Great Pyramid every time I have to head down into Dallas. This Great Pyramid represents everything I was trying to escape when we made the decision to opt out and start living more simply.
This Great Pyramid is a symbol of the emptiness and decay that lies at the core of modern Western consumerist capitalist societies.
This Great Pyramid sickens my spirit, and makes me ever more grateful for the relative simplicity of my life today. It may not be easy, but it is simple.