Category Archives: consumerism

Agents of Change

I don’t recall a day that has depressed me more than the 8th Nov 2016. The feeling of heaviness that hung over me with the realization that Trump had been elected was stifling. That the world had come to this! … Continue reading

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The omnipresent customer

Nowadays it seems that it is almost customary to be a customer. On any City Rail train or station we have our “customer” status drilled into our heads via loudspeaker “Customers are advised that…” I can’t help but wonder when … Continue reading

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Bucking the trend

Sometimes, when things are just so appealing to the vast majority of people in the world, they suddenly lose their appeal to me. It’s not that I particularly want to be unique, or to brag about the fact that I … Continue reading

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Back to the future…

It seems that all around us is a continual lust for things from the past. The proliferation of ‘hipstamatic‘ retro photographs is just one example. It’s just not right if your latest facebook profile photo doesn’t feature a slightly blurry, red tinged, … Continue reading

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Dress for success?

Image – It’s an issue you’ll find raised again and again in my posts. I think it’s fair to say that consumerism is spurred on by the desire for both ourselves, and the things we surround ourselves with to look ‘just … Continue reading

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Wants and needs

I wrote about this in one of my first posts ‘More Baby’. Talking up the ‘nesting instinct’ almost advocates spending of thousands of dollars on things babies rarely need, and that will get little use.Nothing seems to bring out consumer culture more … Continue reading

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It’s a pleasure

My last post ‘Retail Therapy’ explored the idea that we should think before we buy. Sometimes we shop to alleviate problems that would be more effectively dealt with in other ways. We could all benefit from knowing ourselves more. Understanding … Continue reading

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