I’m a terrible consumer.
I bought nothing on Black Friday.
I rarely watch television except for The Weather Channel or to see what people in power are saying about breaking news events. I mostly read books, watch and share YouTube videos and spend time outdoors. I can’t relate to the lifestyle of consumerism.
I’m not completely detached from mainstream culture. I watch the occasional movie or football game. I watch the occasional television show with my wife. I keep very, very close tabs on the news cycle and watch the “mainstream” to analyze and criticize it on this site. Overall, I am not immersed in or sympathetic to “mainstream” culture though. I couldn’t tell you anything about what most people are watching on television outside of a few big shows.
Note: These people live in a parallel universe to our own.