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I Dislike Greed and Consumerism

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    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...
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M Nov 24

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    Eat ?

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

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    2ImposeCuresObeseRiches 2ImposeCuresObeseRiches 46-50, M Jan 31, 2010

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    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
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 1 Response May 3

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    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

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    It messed up society.

    And nature. And may be our doom.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Sep 8

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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

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    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

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    Well given that today is Black Friday there never will be a more appropriate time to talk about consumerism: buying stuff for the sake of buying stuff, or in the words of the late...
    Philonous Philonous 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    Like our phony "work" ethic. Better yet, its a slave ethic that just glorifies work for works own sake. The so called Corporate work Ethic cares more about the quantity and time...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 3 Responses Nov 30

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    Sometimes I strongly dislike little kids and Im like damn why would you ever have kids, but at the end of the day you can't help but love em :)
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F Nov 27

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    So there's this girl on EP with the name of Pooja Timberlake.. She wrote about an experience on wearing a skirt that showed her butt cheeks to school..obviously stating that she...
    NotVibrant NotVibrant 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    This story begins more than two decades before I met my future husband. My MIL and FIL received an inheritance of a sort early. They used the money to buy my future husband's...
    NoNameUSA NoNameUSA 41-45 5 days ago

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    NEW DRIVER sign on my car, cops still stopped me and gave me two violation ticketsWas driving mother to pharmacy to pick up her medication recently. Took a wrong turn, became lost...
    shaandar shaandar 31-35, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I'm sure most of you have been keeping up with the news of Ferguson and mike brown. I'm not sure what your views are on the whole situation between officer Darren Wilson and mike...
    marilynnrox marilynnrox 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    unfortunate segment about the corporate takeover of agriculture in the United States:
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 Nov 21

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    Lewis black teaches. http://youtu.be/jQcrO2yCf0U Chris noticed http://youtu.be/vw5lwK9UAY8 Song by poison. http://youtu.be/G5uamDMoW4o We call them entertainers and...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 30

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    We are letting fear of the corporate systems control our lives. Like its all a big dictatorship where we have to surrender our rights just to get by. Or do we? I would say to...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 2 Responses Dec 3

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    It's the only way to be happy... You don't conform you'll be alone and unhappy. I'm taking the red pill :(
    JustMeWuuuut JustMeWuuuut 26-30, M Nov 18

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    cold just doesn't go well with me.... rather be in shorts and on white sandy beach. but im stuck in cold as hell utah.
    boohya boohya 41-45, M Nov 19

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    I arrived in Newcastle anonymous, and naïvely thought people might notice me after a time for how I look, and my ?Norwegian lilt on English, how wrong I was! Instead, I asked a...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    People always call trash, they always think I'm a s*ut, but I'm not, I'm nowhere close, this is experience project. I'm supposed to be able to express who I am, and I do, but...
    MaciP MaciP 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 20

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    He never wants to see me happy everytime I with a guy he always have to mess it up ugh he really irks
    FLAndFF FLAndFF 16-17, F Nov 20

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    Today, I 'upsetted' someone. So this was our conversation. I was sitting on the ground with some other friends and she walks up to me. She- "Did you notice us (she had a group of...
    ihatemylife236 ihatemylife236 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    Please do not add me if you are overly needy.I'm sorry if you message me 20 times a day ,and i don't respond to all your PM's .I try to respond to everyone but it gets hard...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 9 Responses Nov 21

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    People bore me in general. I find having a conversation with most about as entertaining as eating a bowl of unfrosted mini wheats without any milk. Not even a sprinkle of sugar.
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F Nov 22

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    Another douchebag desperately seeking attention. **** you very much!
    Trishhh Trishhh 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Through this social network it is very difficult to trust other people as it is totally anonymous. General posts about 'hi, I want to make new friends' do not make specifically...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 24

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    Have some standards. Respect yourself. Value your time.
    Alpha8Wolf Alpha8Wolf 18-21, M Nov 24

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    He get on my last nerve I'm really about to just sat f it and give up on him. IDC if he dont like my attitude my attitude is my attitude and I'm not changing it for no one so if he...
    FLAndFF FLAndFF 16-17, F Nov 24

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    Last night I was watching a documentary with my family about British families living in poverty. It was eye-opening, made me appreciate the things I have and think of ways I could...
    libertinette libertinette 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 27

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    No matter where you go or where you wish to go, there will ALWAYS be someone "cruel." Someone is always trying to put you down and make you feel as "little" as they are. But NEVER...
    Doman5222 Doman5222 16-17, M Nov 27

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    pristee88 pristee88 22-25, F Nov 28

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    How come society makes us feel bad for thinking out the box when all the time it's made up to control us. Come play at secreterotica . com it's sexy, fun the groups and library are...
    YouKnowItMakesSense YouKnowItMakesSense 31-35, M Nov 28

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    How come society makes us feel bad for thinking out the box when all the time it's made up to control us. Come play at secreterotica . com it's sexy, fun the groups and library are...
    YouKnowItMakesSense YouKnowItMakesSense 31-35, M Nov 28

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    I don't like crying, diapers, or anything that comes with them. It's hypocritical, but I never found them cute like others did.
    Leivitation Leivitation 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    What are taxes and how do I pay them? School system: worry not School system: mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell
    marmosets marmosets 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    I'm turning 30 next week I see people pitty me because I'm single I feel pressure to marry have kids I don't want to do it till it feels right.I don't want to be a statistic...
    Confused848 Confused848 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I never do stupid homework cz Ive many many important things to do after school why should I waste my time on stupid no useful homework?
    Chinrussian Chinrussian 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    Actually i hate how these women degrade themselves on here.
    amberlxl amberlxl 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Their is so much uncertainty in my life and I don't like it.
    butterflyblue38 butterflyblue38 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Yes, well, I could go on and on. If only there wasn't that thing named "studying". There would be so much more time for fun things like video games.... and sleeping.
    KingdomQueen007 KingdomQueen007 18-21, F Dec 1

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    I have had enough of people, especially males, who assume that just because Im a TransFemale, that Im interested in men, Im not, Im only interested in Females, both as friends...
    Trannymel062014 Trannymel062014 46-50 1 Response Dec 1

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    I hate anyone who abuses others. the reason I will write this story is because men are always considered to be the abusers because a lot of people think women are weak compared to...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 1 Response