This year’s season of consumerism began on Black Friday, November 26. The message is that the more me consume, the happier we will be. Not so. Sure, we were shopping for other people on Black Friday, but what does it say about our society when stores open at midnight and people stay up all night and wait in line for other stores that open at 4:00 am?
So this is where we are heading.
We are told that consumerism is the “American Dream”. And here all along I thought it was home ownership.
And consumerism comes with a price to our environment and our need for cheap goods creates labor abuse in developing nations.
But there are other ways…
A little something about “stuff”.
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