When I was growing I became fond of music, and on top of that I started to become aware of “fashion” I use this term loosely I just mean I started to care how I looked. I remember my first mp3 player I have no idea what brand it I was just happy that I could listen to music anywhere I went. Later I got first iPod touch as a high school graduation gift from a friend and instantly fell in love with their products, nevertheless I always understood they were created good products but were fairly expensive. My iPod touch was impressive I could listen to music, go on the internet, and text it was virtually a phone! I loved it. I recently did away with my android and obtained an iPhone, the iPhone is so much more convenient and I happy I made the change. My relationship with technology is similar to my relationship with clothing, all of my life I have been a sucker for good deals. My favorite shopping venues are outlets of any sort, Marshalls, and Ross. They specialize in cheap clothing, I have often heard that they are able to get this cheap clothing because they receive inventory that might have some minor defect that the average customer cannot notice but is evident to the manufacturer.
I think my story is similar to many others, I mean who doesn’t like apple technology or technology in general? Or who doesn’t like nice name brand cheap clothing? However, Daisey inspired a question in me is my happiness the result of someone else’s misfortune? I mean maybe this question would not be as hard if we received products from workers in China for the necessities in life, the things in life that are essential for survival. But that isn’t the case for me the extra things in my life like my iPhone and cheap clothing are the result of some exploited worker. It is hard to hear this because it such an alarming truth and it either causes people to ignore it and go about living their life or go against the norms and do something about the injustice in China and the corporations benefiting from them.
I find myself in that boat, I know it’s wrong but what am I to do? Should I give away my iPhone and give it to someone else? Should I check all my clothes and see which were made in harsh unjust conditions and give them away? It seems too tedious of a process; I feel this is not only my sentiment but the vast majority of many Americans. In this case I think “ignorance is bliss”.