consumerism

The Promise of Capitalism Has Failed But You Can Still Win

. The Promise of capitalism has failed but you can still win. Capitalism is something people have to believe in order for it to exist. “If a tree falls in a forest and there is no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” If you believe it makes a sound then it does. Simple!…

Consumerism In America and Why Are You Wearing Gang Colors?

Consumerism in America . Consumerism in America rages on. There are billions of dollars spent every year on research and advertising to entice us to buy the useless cool stuff we don’t want or really need. Consumerism in America can be a real problem. This is designed to make us feel inadequate, insecure, and have…

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How To Go From Debt And Consumerism To Simple Living

Debt and Consumerism To Simple Living . Most people are caught in debt, lots of debt. Many people have the disease of consumerism – buying the newest thing that is marketed to them. However, there are growing numbers of people who are awakening to these two mainstream problems and they are doing something about it,…

Materialism Psychology And Why It’s Making You Unhappy

Materialism Psychology . Materialism Psychology? More money, more problems? It might just be true. Americans today, compared to 55 years ago, own twice as many cars and eat out twice as much per person, but we don’t seem to be any happier because of it. Rather than rising levels of well-being, we’ve seen mounting credit…

Why are You Shopping for the Holidays This Year?

Shopping for the Holidays . Why are you shopping for the holidays this year? I had a job today installing some telecommunications equipment at a bank around Madison Ave and 50th Street in New York City. I decided (or my body did) to use the Rest Rooms at Penn Station on 34th Street. To my…