Consumerism In Society

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Today, when we open our mailbox the first thing that comes to our view is 50% off in some store or next visa or “0% APR till end of 2018” and many Americans consider these ideas, because the second refinanced mortgage payment is due soon. The total amount Americans spend each year amounts to nearly two-thirds of the nation’s $14 trillion gross domestic product (“Consumerism”). Today’s people are swiping away their values and culture all in the pursuit of what American history found upon: consumerism. Society puts pressure on us to keep up with the latest trends in the market; having the biggest car, buying the next mansion in town, and having babies. It is ineradicable into our mind that society is always right, and what everyone does is accurate, …show more content…
It is considered as the second nature in the civilized society. The people within the world state are conditioned to consumerist while they are young. Civilians are taught that when a good is in need to be repaired, they should do away with this deprecated material. “Ending is better than mending. The more stitches, the less riches…” (Huxley 52). The Civilians are considered lowly and lesser beings, if they don’t own the latest and greatest new products in the market. Likely Americans most view materials as disposable and replaceable. People identify themselves as the things they own rather than who they are. As Tyler Durdan said, “The things you think you own end up owning you.” Consumerism is due to the perpetuated idea that you cannot be happy without the things surrounding you, which is an idea created to ensure consumption for maximum financial benefit for corporations. In Brave New World people have no choice in what they do and never question the authority. On the hand Americans simply refuse to educate themselves on topic like consumerism and why this kind of economy exists. These phrases explain, “[Americans] they do not argue with propositions.” In Huxley’s book the world controller does not allow people to have any access to books that can cause a stir in life because “You can’t consume much if you sit still and read books” (Huxley 60). On the other hand, Americans choose to stay in the …show more content…
At the same time, we see to it that all country sports shall entail the use of elaborated apparatus. So that they consume manufactures articles as well as transport. Hence, those electric shocks” (Huxley 23). In the world state, the games containing fewer apparatus have been eliminated to increase the consumption of manufactured goods. It is saying that if the civilians do not contribute towards the economy than they have no purpose in the society. On the other hand, even the Americans are using this same process to get people involved in buying unneeded things. In the following months of September 11, 2001, the terrorist attack on the world trade center, President George W. Bush suggest people if the American citizens wanted to help the country; people should go to the Disney World. For many people, “their patterns of consumption represent such a vital part of their waking lives, and fantasy lives, that shopping virtually serves as a way of life”(Gale Opposition View Point). Although, the President is encouraging us, Americans, visit Disney World during this devastated period of America to by manufacturing goods and letting people know if they do not manufacture goods, they will not contribute towards the economy. In illustration, to stop consumerism people should throw away all the garbage advertisements,

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