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- 1761 days ago -
Just buy less stuff! The happiest consumers in America are also the most eco-friendly, and the reason why is a surprise.


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Eileen Sarett-Cuasay (18)
Tuesday September 23, 2014, 9:49 am
Since this was about psychology, I would have liked to know more about the study and exactly how consumerism depresses us.

Ben O (129)
Tuesday September 23, 2014, 9:50 am
Right, why should I buy things that I don't need...???

David C (75)
Tuesday September 23, 2014, 9:53 am
....buying things only gets you to buy more things once you compare them to everyone don't buy things and don't stress over the comparisons....

David C (75)
Tuesday September 23, 2014, 9:53 am
very happy with what I have right now

. (0)
Tuesday September 23, 2014, 10:38 am
You just cannot get enough of what you don't need.

"Too much was not nearly enough" will be written on capitalism's tomb-stone; and if capitalism rages on just a little bit longer, it won't be written by humans.

. (0)
Tuesday September 23, 2014, 10:47 am
> how consumerism depresses us.
- (e.g.) Most Advertizing and other capital(fasc)istic propaganda (which is most of what MSM are pouring out, and (some of which) is included not only in shows, ... and feature films, but (usually somewhat more hidden) even in (most) documentaries or schoolbooks) is DESIGNED to make people dis-content = un-happy, sot hat CONSUMERISM can become ERSATZ.
" Anyone here in advertizig? - Kill yourself ! ...
You are Satan's little helpers...
You are the ruiners of all things good. Kill yourselves, seriously.... No Joke...
You are...filling the world with violent garbage... Kill yourselves!
I don't care how you do it, just rid the world of your evil f*g machinations ! "
Bill Hicks on Marketing - d'accord, D'ACCORD!!"

" We are now products of $500 billion of advertising each year. " -- David Orr, 2007

" Twentieth-century advertising is the most powerful and sustained system of propaganda in human history and its cumulative cultural effects, unless quickly checked, will be responsible for destroying the world as we know it. " -- Sut Jhally, in ADBUSTERS #76 2008/3+4

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 23, 2014, 4:56 pm
I'm good where i'm at currently--buying lil stuff+donate whatever runs it's course at home. Thanks

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday September 24, 2014, 12:46 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 24, 2014, 3:01 am
This seems linked to the idea of Voluntary Simplicity. Something I looked into once but didn't take up.

Danuta W (1251)
Wednesday September 24, 2014, 4:04 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 24, 2014, 4:44 am
We're inevitably interconnected with our homeland

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday September 24, 2014, 2:21 pm
Stuff does not make us happy. Thanks for sharing.
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