I Dislike Greed and Consumerism

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    Vile

    I find greed and consumerism just about the most vile things on earth. In a world where so many people barely have what they need to survive, here are some select few who have everything and complain that it isn't enough. It's despicable. I believe many of the ones who have...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2010
    2ImposeCuresObeseRiches 2ImposeCuresObeseRiches
    46-50, M
    Jan 31, 2010

    I Am a Greedy Consumerist

    When faced with its evidence (and you can't turn anywhere without seeing it), greed and consumerism disgust me. Advertising and money-centric manipulations in partiular leave more than just a bad taste in my mouth. It really puts me off my lunch. But, I guess maybe as a side...
    NaomiZero NaomiZero
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 24, 2009

    One Of Them

    I think it a true shame how much wealthy people are worshiped and allowed to run our society based on nothing more than their "success." No matter how many people they may have screwed over, ripped off and threw under a bus on to get there, we praise them nonetheless because they...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 12, 2012

    I Rescued Myself From Consumerism And Debt

    I was like most people in the world, slaving away for wages which I spent faster than I could accumulate. I was married to a woman who did the same.We had a combined income of over $100,000 a year and a combined debt of $80,000 - not counting the multiple mortgages on our house...
    M65InThailand M65InThailand
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Jul 18, 2012

    Greed And Consumerism

    Greed and consumerism,Hate it,Nothin' worse,Let's free the world,Get rid of greed,Consumerism too,And have a ball.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Mar 1, 2012

    Producing Productive Products We are the

    products, of the products, that we bought up, we were brought up, to buy up, a diet, of electronics, our narcotics, are HiDef hypnotic, pre-packed products, and we bought right in, so we wouldn't be left out, we sell out when we buy in, to whatever they roll out, on the...
    AaronLA AaronLA
    31-35, M
    Feb 1, 2015

    Getting the Sheep to Buy Things They Don't Need.

    Sounds like Capitalism to me. Like pigs at the slop-heap... What is even worse, is those that knowingly support such waste.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Apr 23, 2009

    Eat ?

    The real greed is the enemy of excess ... Brillat-Savarin French gastronome..
    juliegirlie juliegirlie
    41-45, M
    Aug 16, 2012

    The two big problems

    that are destroying this beautiful planet. The 2 main roots of war, violence, social dividing and hate.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 4, 2015

    Since a couple of years ago some big shops

    and department stores of my country have started to celebrate Black Friday. I am not American and do not celebrate Thanksgiving here. I hate that we adopt American customs that are completely alien to our traditions, but especially stupid days like this that are just about...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 24, 2014

    Modern mass culture, aimed at the 'consumer',

    the civilisation of prosthetics, is crippling people's souls, setting up barriers between man and the crucial questions of his existence, his consciousness of himself as a spiritual being. Andrei Tarkovsky
    AndreiTarkovsky AndreiTarkovsky
    26-30, M
    May 3, 2014

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