March 10, 2010
We live in a consumerism world. Consumerism is what we wear, the car we drive, and everything that society consumes. The market world tricks us into believing that we are nothing without their products. Every day we struggle to have the latest style or product to keep up with society. Consumerism influences how we buy, our financial health, and our culture. Living in a branded world creates false desires, it makes one materialistic, and it causes one to get into debt. The logos and brands define who we are and the image we trying to send out.
The market world grows bigger every day. It is impossible to go anywhere and not see advertisements. People get brainwashed to buy the advertised products they see. People like to buy things in order to fulfill their social desires even when it is not essential. They get dissatisfied with the products they already have because the market keeps coming out with newer products every day. They struggle to keep up to date with newer products that come out in the market. They buy the most expensive clothing and luxury cars to feel accepted in today’s society.
Consumerism influences the way people spend their money. Americans are addicted to spending money in any product that attracts their eyes. They are being exposed to products that they cannot afford. Many are spending more money than they make. They would max out credit cards and even get into debt in order to buy the advertised products. This leads to financial problems because it leaves them with bills to pay off their debts and eventually into bankruptcy. People with larger income spend their money in the most ridiculous products. They spend their money carelessly, ignoring the fact that they can do great things to help the world with that money. Those who cannot afford to buy these products are left out of society, feeling separated from the rest.
The America culture has been affected by today’s...