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    I Hate How I Am a Posterchild For Consumerism

    simply by doing what they want me to, and consuming.
    tearaway tearaway 22-25, F Jul 29, 2008

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    I Hate How I Am a Posterchild For Consumerism

    simply because i do what they want me to, what i'm meant to and consume.   humans... we're so GREEDY. and NEEDY, just because it rhymes.
    tearaway tearaway 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2008

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    Less Is More

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