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I Dislike Greed and Consumerism

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    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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    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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    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 1 Response May 3, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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

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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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    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

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    I dislike it when people don't get simple grammar or spellings right. Too many people don't know when to use apostrophes and get elementary spellings wrong. For the record: Don...
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    I dislike these people to say the least. Here are some symptoms: 1. You hate 13-15 people, and let them know all the time. 2. You believe everyone on the internet is fake. 3. You...
    BlackDigitalis BlackDigitalis 13-15, F May 1

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    I like confident people that hold their head high and could care less what others think about them. I highly dislike people that are too full of themselves as if their farts don't...
    imasweetheart imasweetheart 13-15, F 1 Response May 7

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    BenedictJones BenedictJones 13-15, M May 14

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    CAN EVEN LIKE AND DISLIKE RE :P
    BURPINGISFUN123 BURPINGISFUN123 51-55, F 5 days ago

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    I truly dislike how the majority of people think in the terms of sex. Life has much more meaning to it than the pursuit of polishing your physical needs. Yes sex is great and what...
    SuperSchuler SuperSchuler 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Who will be my obedient paypig today? Serve worship and pay ..you will beg for my attention
    BitchyPrincess BitchyPrincess 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    People like this I would prefer to avoid. They can suck all of the joy out of winning the lottery. I once worked for a Vietnamese Buddhist woman, she was usually so positive and...
    SandyDandy1968 SandyDandy1968 46-50, F Apr 26

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    Why the hell are there so many freaking pervs on EP? 30 year old men asking 12 year old girls to do something sexual to them is absolutely disgusting!
    cat3770 cat3770 16-17, M Apr 26

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    I live in a small rural community. I have a disability and made the BIG mistake of trusting someone with this knowledge. I shouldn't have done that. But it's too late. I don't know...
    hartinar hartinar 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    ...for posting **** on my posts, then blocking me from cussing their ***** out... I'm too nice for that. Improve your life, to inspire...
    NaomiSoulJourney NaomiSoulJourney 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    I love life, and I love to have fun. You girls out there that that think you are so sexy, sensuous, so appealing. That have these hot bodies. I got news for you, they won't last...
    davideo1952 davideo1952 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    I hate girls who are like "oh my godddd I am so fat" just so they can get a compliment from you to tell them how skinny they are.
    flowerbomb13 flowerbomb13 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    I just want to vent realquick I love police officers but there is 1% that is crooked and I hope somebody pays u back like the one time u planted weed in my car if iwouldve known u...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 28

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    Love is patient, love is kind; it does not envy, it does not boast. It is not proud, it is not rude, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 28

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    Thy awkward moment when your best friend is making out with her boyfriend right behind you:/
    LibertyFailure LibertyFailure 16-17, F Apr 28

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    When I am upset and someone tells me to calm down ( or cheer up ), it is like throwing gasoline on a fire. It's not helpful, and it actually fuels my anger or frustration. To me...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 1 Response Apr 28

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    Blocking me before I could respond...oh so butt hurt. Let your ignorance soothe your soul when you find yourself on the nasty end of someone else's ignorance. What an ugly day to...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 28

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    If my future job involves filling in lots and lots and lots of paperwork, I have already pretty much failed to accomplish my dream job and will have to hunt for another one.
    Ienjoychickenwings Ienjoychickenwings 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 29

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    I guess some people have too much pride. They know what they did but pretend it never happened and start talking to you again like everything is fine. Im one of those people who...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F Apr 29

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    To be clear. I don't hate dogs and I would never hurt a dog but it all goes back to my childhood. Our neighbor was a police officer and adopted a retired police dog. It would jump...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 30

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    Let me say if you do not like people, then do not have a job where you have to deal with people. . . More and more people are becoming nurses, not because they want to help people...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F Apr 30

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    I prefer you not to tell me to calm down it will only make the situation more worse than it already is let me vent and get my point across and I'll be good
    shericka1992 shericka1992 22-25, F Apr 30

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    One of my biggest icons in life is Captain America, and I'm not even American. I love the character so much simply because of one line in the film, 'The First Avenger', when asked...
    twofacetoo twofacetoo 18-21, M 2 Responses May 3

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    I am sure this will just tick off soooo many people...but n offence...too bad........ I have reality TV....why do we need to watch someone else's life?! some of it just plain...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 5 Responses May 3

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    It took me a long time to realise what this term meant, as many of my "friends" fitted this term perfectly. It wasn't until I hit rocky times that none of them gave me any support...
    EndlessRiver EndlessRiver 41-45, M 1 Response May 4

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    There are a few people on ep that block all opinions that don't fall in line with their own. So their pages are full of comments that only endorse their own opinions. These are...
    asherjoh asherjoh 36-40, M May 4

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    Maybe it's not snapchat, but a certain person I "snapped" today. I got my new driver license today, and sent a 4 second snap of it to everyone in my contacts saying "officially 21...
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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