I Feel Sickened By Excessive Consumerism

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    On tv last night I watched the stampede by thousands into stores all over UK to buy sale goods on Boxing Day. And todays newspapers are full of stories about people camping outside stores all night and the huge discounts they were chasing. For the most part these...
    Orangetas Orangetas
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Dec 27, 2008

    Christmas time really makes me sick inside.

    I think gift giving is a pleasant tradition but the adverts, commercials, sales and offers I see and hear insult me and I hate the junk the companies try and tempt us to buy, as if the horror of not doing so makes us bad people. Watching television is such a big no no in...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 26, 2015

    The Edge Of The Black Friday Chaos

    My son and I go to the mall on Black Friday at midnight. We do not shop. We observe. We talk. We listen. We laugh. Depending upon our topic of conversation, we might cry. You see, we find a coffee shop early or a nice corner with a seat, and we watch together as all hell breaks...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone
    56-60, F
    Nov 26, 2011

    Identity Crisis And The Modern Consumer

    I am permanently vexed by the world that surrounds me. People no longer consume items for their utility but rather for the lifestyles they are associated with. Consumers appear to invest everything in the pursuit of these idealised lifestyles which seem to be all glim and glam...
    mcstacey mcstacey
    Dec 8, 2010

    Crazy Brands

    Hi everybody,  I was wondering if you would like to participate in a survey (or share your thoughts within the forum) on 'crazy brands'. I am doing a research at college on consumer-brand interaction, in which I am seeking to explain whether we, as consumers/individuals...
    Tyrolynn Tyrolynn
    Jul 1, 2010

    Conspicuous Consumption

    I am sad for people going through bankruptcy, foreclosure, etc.  I do not understand though, why people have been racking up credit card debt and buying cars, houses and material goods that are far beyond their means? My husband and I have not used credit cards for the...
    Gem1970 Gem1970
    46-50, F
    12 Responses Dec 27, 2008
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