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Ognen Duzlevski

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One might wonder why the cryptic title - “the ever changing expectations” - of what?

Today I had a brief but interesting discussion on Facebook; I posted my article about why I am quitting Amazon and someone replied that it does not apply to everyone, for example, not everyone can live off their land. Hence, the conclusion is - they need to order things online. But then they said something interesting, they order “supplements and such”.

The last remark struck me - and led me to ask myself - how did people survive for centuries without supplements? In fact, how did people survive without tea from China, without a re-designed dish-rack (that sells for $50 on Amazon), without the myriad of gadgets, foods, materials and who-knows-what-elses sold today as “absolutely necessary”. In fact, how did Grandma survive without fresh tomatoes in winter?