Most of the snail mail I get are bills, or advertising. I have a sticker on my door stating "No advertising". Such stickers are very common here, and are respected. Consequently, I only get adressed advertising, which basically is spam with a known sender. Not loads of it, but almost every day. Lately I have recieved several "offers" for credit. I am not a house owner anymore, and while my economy is really very small, I hope I will never borrow a nickel again. The interests are high on these loans. Very high, compared to the deflation we have now, according to the authorities. For example, house loan interests are very low.
These credit mongers sound schizofrenic. They praise me, as if I have my economy in order, and at the same time offering me credit, as if I was desperate. On one hand they are trying to sell me something, as if I am a customer, on the other, they enclose a paper that I must fill in and sign to be in their debt. Funny that. It is almost sado-masochistic, binding a person to someone for pleasure and pain. I am sorry, to something. Not very unlike how recruitment to sects go, eh?
They are offering me yet another plastic card! Imagine that a long time ago, credit cards were something fancy. Even before that, it was hard to get a loan. You had to go to the bank and really suck up to them, if you were an ordinary citizen. On the positive side, people borrowed money to make themselves a home. Not for holidays and what not.
Money makes the world go round. Does that mean the world rotates around the money? I certainly do not believe in the Matrix, but the virtual world of credit has too much power over the real world of plants, brains, bodies, animals, air, work, love etc.