Many citizens of capitalist countries grow up in cultures that praise individualism and define success as owning bigger and better things.
However, psychologists argue that a consumerist approach leaves many people unhappy. Some are challenging the consumption equals happiness mentality by intentionally living with less.
So how are people altering the cycle of consumerism?
The USA is a nation of consumers and they forget that having more than they need does not lead them to happiness! In most cases it leads to their demise, and they become greedy and loose site of those that can’t and have not the means to cope with society!
Neither Presidential candidate has addressed the pros and cons of consumerism in the United States? Having more and buying more is not the answer to success! You just think it is but look at what happens when you the successful person looses that all high paying job! You loose your dignity because you can not afford those things in which you thought made you a success! You lose your house, you loose your fancy car ect.
Now What! Oh! It can’t happen to me! Who are you kidding?
- 153. Life is Beautiful when You Got Money (marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com)
- Consumerism Is Overtaking Our Society (greenconduct.com)