The High Price of Materialism

It is clear that measuring economies by GDP is no longer a valid or fair. Instead there should be more societal value measurements embedded to scales. From Leonardo De Caprio on his movie the 11th Hour to psychologist Tim Kasser, discusses how America’s culture of consumerism undermines human well-being. When people buy in to the modern marketing message “the good life” is “the goods life,” they not only use up Earth’s limited resources, but they are less happy and less inclined toward helping others. On a separate note, if you are unable to possess the materials as these marketing messages say, you end up unhappy.¬†

The animation both lays out the problems of excess materialism and points toward solutions that promise a healthier, more just, and more sustainable life.” Of course the argument remains that there are millionaires who save money and do not waste on materialistic things when relatively poor spend all what they earn on all the latest materials and end up being a debtor.

Always be conscious of your life and spending. Make sure to remove advertising inputs such as esteem from your purchasing decisions. Make life simple and share your life with people with humbleness.

Think again. Do we let capitalism or commercialism rule our life or we set rules how we live? Do we go by the general standards of a successful life or we make our own?