Consumerism E-Poster

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Consumerism E-Poster


consumerismnoun: consumerismthe protection or promotion of the interests of consumers."the growth of consumerism has led to many organizations improving their service to the customer"

Consumerism as a social and economic order and ideology encourages the acquisition of goods and services in ever-increasing amounts. Early criticisms of consumerism occur in 1899 in the works of Thorstein Veblen.

Affluenza and consumerism are like a disease to Australia since the early 1990s. This has caused a growing and unhealthy preoccupation with money and material things. It is basically a manifest of overconsumption. By the marketing industry being intensified, the virus is spread. It is convincing us that the more we consume particular good, the happier our life is. Our culture revolves around the act of consumption.

Firstly, people who are infected feel the need to consume more than their incomes allow. This causes a large increase of debt in our country. Secondly, people feel like they must work harder and longer to meet the standards of consuming, rising aspirations and expectations. The overworking causes severe problems on our health and relationships. Thirdly, the environment also suffers from consumerism. All of the waste from the made goods don’t do any good for the environment, which creates problems in landfill and is unsustainable to the earth.

Marketing businesses make consumers want more all the time. They introduce new products every day and come up with every reason and so to why you should have it, with no reasons as to why you shouldn’t. They persuade us to believe if we don’t have what they’re selling, our lives won’t be complete. They shove their marketing down our throats until we do want to buy their products. There are many ways that marketing can make consumers want more.

Real happiness and contentment comes from the simple things in life. Spending time with family and friends. Even though when you buy things you feel happy, you still feel empty as you’ve just spent more of the money you don’t often have. The best things in life are free. Seeing the world, laughing, eating a home cooked meal. These are the real sources of happiness in life.


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