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View Diary: Glory to Thee! Almighty Shopper! (29 comments)

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  •  Good for you! (0+ / 0-)

    I mean that sincerely.

    You wrote:

    However, the point really is: do we need or even want what we buy, or do the shiny new toys just bolster our sense of self-esteem? If the "things" don't really make our lives easier or happier, we shouldn't buy them. Period.
    Agreed - but preachy, holier-than-thou diaries and all the uprates they receive seem just a wee bit much coming from folks who obviously enjoy the luxuries of smartphones, home electronics/computers and Internet access.

    Do I shop during the Thanksgiving holiday?  Nope.
    Will I blast away at those who do?  Nope.

    The problem of consumerism is 24x7x365 in this country, and there's a whiff of hypocrisy when folks decide to blast away at only one day's example.

    The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

    by wesmorgan1 on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 06:20:10 PM PST

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    •  You're right; what we do one day a year -- (0+ / 0-)

      or two or three -- doesn't matter compared to how we habitually live our lives, day after day and year after year. But if even a few readers stop and think about where their time and energy and money goes... well, that's a good thing.

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