Have We Bought Enough Yet?

Mindless consumerism is often not just a poor substitute for our control of our own mental state, but as a poor antidote to economic woes.

“I think most people are quite insulted by the idea that their principal purpose in life is to consume, to be stimulated to consume. “There is no human relationship in it,” he says. “It is based on a very utilitarian idea, that actually we don’t want human relationships, we want goods. “Is that what should drive society? Are there other things that could drive a society that is in surplus production?” … He has various suggestions: look for quality rather than quantity in what we consume.”

Have We Bought Enough Yet?

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