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A Sharp Critique of Consumerism

Discussion in 'Consumer Affairs' started by Sunstone, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. Shadow Wolf

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    Can you start posting things I don't agree with so we can debate and argue? I define materialism and consumerism differently, with materialism being as you define consumerism and consumerism being an ideology that promotes excessive and wanton consumption. But asides from that we're 99.9999% agreeing.
     
  2. PureX

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    Desire is only one motivation. There are others, that's all I meant to point out. And understanding this, we can then choose from these which are most in keeping with who we are, and who we would like to become in the future.
     
  3. Nakosis

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    That's fine. I'm all cool with that.

    And I suppose what was meant in the OP was really an obsession with consumerism. And I agree most obsessions, materialism or something else one is obsessed by can cause problems.
     
  4. PureX

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    The biggest problem, I think being that one places the responsibility for their own happiness, fulfillment, purpose, etc., on external phenomena that they cannot control (other people, places, things, and events).
     
  5. Nakosis

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    Sure, no reason to beat yourself up over what you can't control. Have fun with what you can.
     
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