Consumerism is ruining the country, mark my words!
I think this is a good, fair, point - I also believe consumerism is ruining society.
Yes, yes, yes, some people will always bang on about how the market knows best, and how it's all good in the hood - but all the same, it's not.
Whilst Tyler Durden in Fight Club may have been something of a caricature antithesis to consumerism - there is a point - people just become victims to it, and economies become more than dependent on it, are predicated on an improbable, untenable prospect of continuous growth.
There's this notion - this idea, that human psychological maturity shows that gratification can be delayed - well we're moving beyond that, right back to: want now, have now - that's having all sorts of impact, not least on economy, but on society (look at all the theories postulated on the riots of a few years back), as well as general behaviourism, aspirations, and the vacuousness that tends to pervade, these days.
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