On what basis do you claim the right to publicize your desire for money – at my expense? You use forests full of trees for unsolicited mailouts, you produce and then dump tons of nonbiodegradable plastic for oversized packaging aka advertising, you destroy beautiful landscapes with your ubiquitous signs, you stuff my emailbox with your shouting forcing me to expend time and effort to shut you up, you intrude on my consciousness with your insistent voice – all because you want me to buy your product or service so you can make some (more) money.
Listings in directories – by category of product, service, and so on – should be free of charge; when we want to purchase something, we’ll find you in the directory. Any other advertising should be illegal. Frivolous depletion and destruction of the planet’s resources is irresponsible. Shouting “I want I want I want” in someone’s face is invasive and assaultive. In short, advertising is immature.