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I Dislike Greed and Consumerism

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    Mankind would still be living in caves if there wasn't (a little) greed& consumerisum! I do agree that things have got out of hand& we've become extreemly selfish! I belive that the last generation&1/2 were not taught Empathy for those less fortuneate! Greed& money...
    jettys jettys 56-60 Oct 16, 2012

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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 May 3

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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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    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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    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 6 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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    2ImposeCuresObeseRiches 2ImposeCuresObeseRiches 46-50, M Jan 31, 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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    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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    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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    I really dislike people that JUDGE everyone and everything. Why they just don't mind their own business? Sometimes I wish I could slap them with my flip flops...(-.-)''
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    Don't. Just don't. No ******* Jesus arguments, I don't care if it's pro choice or not, just don't, because if you sat down and read the bible, every ******* thing is a sin.
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    Today, the Supreme Court did it again. They reinforced the image of corporations with inalienable constitutional rights. Corporations (at least the closely held ones) now have...
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    I have difficulty in doing lots things because i always have fears, which makes me hard to do what my mind wants. I do not have dreams like most people do. I feel like an odd ball...
    mushu995 mushu995 18-21, F Jun 29

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    They are socially clueless, dangerous sociopaths. Everything they do is done to impress other men, which is quite ironic.
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    This has probably been happening for the past decade since they have been fighting. I love my parents. But they fight a lot and have sex after they fight. And the next day, they...
    mollysixteen mollysixteen 13-15, F Jul 1

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    It's so ironic since I keep things orderly. I really detest being told what to do especially when it is done rudely. Kids today have no manners, and adults are no better. I like it...
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    But sometimes i am one. Why???? Been hurt by the same jerks. Or those like them. Fallen angel or self preservation. Thank the creator for pals. Now if they visited...
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 1

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    H.A.T.E.R.S. > Having Anger Towards Everyone Reaching Success Most of us in life will come across a person/persons (specially on the internet) who are just gonna hate you....No...
    TheMightyAphrodite TheMightyAphrodite 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 2

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    I cannot stand it. I mean-- not all men are like this. But I hate those ******* pigs who make inapproiate comments about women or just disrespect us in general. It's awful.
    findasilverlining33 findasilverlining33 16-17, F Jul 3

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    I agree I want to bump into someone like Augustus Waters and fall inlove with him the way you fall asleep slowly and at all at once
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    If only he were real, I want my own Augustus. 😍
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    Today I told my mother that I am done. I no longer want her in my life. It's really hard having a mother like her.. Hell, I have a really hard time referring to her as my mom. She...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I believe these individuals are your basic pond scum living off other people's misery with their parasitic behavior. They are on commercials every day telling people they are...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Jul 4

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    Is being 'too' nationalistic racist?
    TobeGrey TobeGrey 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    LOL I mean, they're in front of my face. If I look, it's awkward. If I don't look-- I DON'T KNOW WHERE ELSE TO LOOK! 😂
    Yasmin8 Yasmin8 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I have always, and always will be, myself. I am happy with the fact that I have a 'contradictory' personality (who doesn't? It's part of being human) and really don't care when...
    randomlygenerated randomlygenerated 18-21, F Jul 5

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    Passive aggressive people are constantly thinking of making others feel less of them selfs its like mostly every1 can be victom the best thing ive done was to just ignore people...
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    Monday is my least favorite day of the week. It's just there like..... Blah.
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    If your man doesn't respect you, I've got your back girl! Women are what help humanity survive, don't disrespect women just because you can't get laid!
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    RiskForChance RiskForChance 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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