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

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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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    I do,I really hate greedy people . I look round our world and see so much poverty and death and disease and then you remember that a very small percentage of people who are...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M Apr 6

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    I have been call many things ,But not a single person was disproven what a say,I don't hate islam but i dislike it ,I have read the hadiths and Qu'ran and found violence more then...
    Latinboy89 Latinboy89 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    There are so many Greedy and fake people approaching me for money and stupid stories. I know Im kind but kindness isn't weakness. I have been on the internet for a long time and...
    grgbyce968 grgbyce968 56-60, M Apr 10

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    "If it were not for certain people’s greed for wealth, the highways would be filled with cars powered by the sun, and no one would be starving. Such advances are technologically...
    khenpal khenpal 51-55, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Likes: 1. Dragons! They're so cool and cute and are fantastic creatures! 2. Animals in general! Whether real or non-real, they're so cool and unique! And cute as heckle. 3. Magic...
    fireraven23 fireraven23 18-21, M Apr 5

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    I have always disliked rules and authority as I feel no one has the right to tell others how to live and I have a very good saying for anyone who tries ."Who the hell died and made...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    LIkES: Mornings without alarm clocks, Rolling thunder, Seeing desire in a lover's eye, Dancing like no ones watching and The sound of waterfalls. DISLIKES: Abandonment, Disloyalty...
    BethKristin BethKristin 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 6

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    I honestly cannot say I dislike many things in life, but this... especially having been on ep the past four years… is something I despise. The chatter of gossip and rumors set...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 10 Responses Apr 12

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    I just dislike the word "normal" altogether. If being "normal" is so great, why do I feel so miserable when I attempt to display such behavior? The characteristics of normality...
    MisAnalogy MisAnalogy 16-17, F Apr 14

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    A few days ago, having a strong dislike for telemarketers, I answered the call of one. Upon him asking to speak to me, I switched the phone to speaker and pretended to be having...
    stilltalksalot stilltalksalot 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    I just can't stand dam :/ ..what they think of themselves huh..they think women should live their life acc. to their convenience? they will tell us wht to wear ? they will tell us...
    angelindian angelindian 22-25 1 hr ago

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    Don't take or ask for more than you need. Nuff said.
    FoxFan64 FoxFan64 13-15, M Apr 6

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    The rulers of countries. Never elected. But ruling rulers. Increasing poverty. Expecting praise. But healing nothing.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 7

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    They bought their freedom. Not ours. Harrys law help. http://youtu.be/-5Tw3Q3wQbs http://youtu.be/tNilDRiEUnQ
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 8

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    Im sick of people constantly having to move around to new locations just to have a job. Im sorry, but moving just sucks. You just get this so called "Fresh start", basically just...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Boyfriend asked to borrow $300 to fix his van that he crashed. He is currently broke after going back to finish his College Degree and not working. I went to his house this weekend...
    Lisst Lisst 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    What I don't understand is when you work part time and you apply for medicaid because health market denies you because you make too much. But when you apply to health market they...
    choxie22 choxie22 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Women owe you nothing, not a smile, not a glance, not a nod, not attention, not conversation, not even the time of day
    trashspice trashspice 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 26

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    Last night, this girl I follow on Twitter (a friend of a friend) tweeted out these three tweets in succession: "If your prom dress is under $100 don't even bother going to prom...
    chilldude82 chilldude82 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I don’t have a lot of people to talk to. Not a lot of people are worth my time.
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Human are cruel,no mercy. They take advantage of me when they know i am lonely or sad.. Don't leave mean comments why are you leaving those comments ? This explains how cruel...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    My top pet peeves are someone that thinks they know everything. And hate to admit their wrong or at fault. What I never do is let it bother me. The world is full of fools and...
    SweetT246 SweetT246 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I can't believe what I learned last night. I'm still to upset!!! 4 in the morning and I cannot sleep! It's a free country. but stupid, lazy *** people do not need to breed!! Very...
    Stickwithmebaby Stickwithmebaby 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    I have "friends" coming in for the weekend; they're exhibitionists and love to bring strangers home for intimacy etc.... Which is all well and good.... But I'm having serious...
    xanaxannex xanaxannex 22-25 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Stopping for dinner after my adventure. Beautiful area aesthetically, but filled with some of the rudest individuals ever. Too bad that someplace so pretty is filled with so many...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    This is something that is terrible when a person is falsely accused of something they did not do. They cant find evidence to exonerate them and they are blamed. So many of these...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    Even myself. If i ever let myself go. Thanks seroquel. You and jerks made a monster.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 2

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    so... I was bullied past few days. Sigh. Why do people b so mean????? so angry and cold.
    amtired amtired 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 2

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    Why You Gotta Be So Rude Don't You Know I'm Human Toooooooo
    TimePrincess TimePrincess 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 3

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    You are who you are, why would you want to change it? I wish we could all accept ourselves for who we are. I am not one who judges people for what they think, or do (as long as...
    avgjoe71 avgjoe71 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 6

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    My sister is one of very few people that beings up hatred in me. And I really hate that she can do that to me. I don't believe in hate, yet when she infiltrates any part of my life...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6