I Think That Consumerism Has Consumed Us

The Not-So-Merry Go Round 243 People

    "We buy things with money we don't have to

    impress people we don't like" - Fight Club
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    2 Responses Feb 9, 2016

    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, 2015

    "Advertising has us chasing cars

    and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy **** we don't need". - Chuck Palahniuk
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    Jan 30, 2016

    Our enormously economy demands

    that we make consumption our way of life, that we convert the buying and use of goods into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisfaction, our ego satisfaction, in comsumption. We need things consumed, burned up, replaced and discarded at an ever accelerating rate.
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    2 Responses Jul 1, 2015

    Credit Makes It Easy to Forget the Debt

    In 1969, I was four.  We had a smallish Black & White television on a wheeled tv stand, as those of you from the day may remember.  Color televisions had started becoming more mainstream in the market in by the late 60's, but my father wanted to wait until...
    DavidAtl DavidAtl
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 5, 2009

    George Carlin >> I agree.

    Nothing wrong w/ accumulating nice things, however when you identify yourself by what you've got, that's an issue . I'm thankful for my father for instilling the values of character in me. "At the end of the day, these products, your clothes, shoes whatever are not gonna love...
    marianajohnson marianajohnson
    18-21, F
    Aug 9, 2015

    Nowadays people know the price of everything

    and the value of nothing. - Oscar Wilde The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. - Henry David Thoreau You can never get enough of what you don't need because what you don't need won't satisfy you. - Dallin H. Oaks
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    2 Responses Jul 2, 2015

    Consumerism Warps The Minds Of All. I Wish It Was Not So.

    As with any large group thought pattern, anybody who comes in to contact with a set of ideas, is influenced by those ideas. We are all affected by consumerism, whether it's your friends/ families working extra hours away from home, or the mindless excitement of your peers over...
    Explorethemind Explorethemind
    Feb 12, 2013


     their should be a new saying,money is thicker than blood.because that is all people now are studding .they don`t care about who they hurt.or what their actions may cause.and who cares how many i hurt?and if you have the money you can just about get away with murder,oh,that...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    3 Responses Aug 8, 2009

    Good Buy

    to consumerism (pun intended). Everyone and everything nowadays is defined by money: their buying power, how much they cost the economy by being alive, how much they can offset this by earn for the economy, everything being sold off, including, until recently in the UK, the sell...
    mizzen123 mizzen123
    46-50, M
    Feb 20, 2011

    I Believe Football Is The Mark Of The Beast In The News 12.06.2012

    It was December Thursday 6, 2012 evening while I was watching the News. I couldn't believe this Topic, when it came Up ... Trying to Sell Laundry Soap Tide for "Men"? What? By Putting a Football Picture on the Product. I think this is Male Chauvinism and some other kind of Cr.ap...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP
    56-60, M
    1 Response Dec 7, 2012

    Boon For Economy,bane For Humanity

     Consumerism has been the key driver of growth of economy for many countries.Not long before everyone was enjoying the upper spiral of more consumption,more profit,more production and more consumption again.It would have gone all the way if everyone had set their upper limit...
    maskedmenace maskedmenace
    22-25, M
    22 Responses Oct 5, 2009

    It’s Time to Get Off the Merry Go Round

      Has Consumerism Consumed Us? We have reached a point where we owe more than we produce, or can produce. We pay interest on interest for things we have purchased yet no longer want, yet we still shop for more stuff. Also, we believe that it’s wise to begin paying...
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    10 Responses Feb 9, 2009

    Guilty: Involuntary Loss Of Self To Consumerism

    Things: My things, your things, people without things, people with things... as if these are a judgment of character and who we are. I have been lost in the world of consumerism as if it will define me or give me status, make me better or equal to another, but I think that was my...
    RockinRoxanneRussianRoulette RockinRoxanneRussianRoulette
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2011
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