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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, great, and deceased George Carlin "people spending money they don't have on things they don't need." Consumerism isn't about satisfying...
    Chirieleison Chirieleison 22-25, M Nov 28, 2014

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    We buy things we don't need with money we don't

    have to impress people we don't like.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 19, 2015

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    We recycle old things .

    . . scrap together bags boxes bottles BUT the factories churn away we still Produce Produce Produce! Why ?? Don't we have enough stuff for a little while? Can we slow on the production and work from the other end of the problem . . . Use what we already have made, just for a...
    rmcares rmcares 22-25, F Jul 3, 2015

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