Essay on Is Consumerism Killing Our Creativity?

1786 Words Oct 23rd, 2016 8 Pages
Do you know that an average Internet user logs 1.72 times a day on social platforms? Managing the inflow of data, we consume and able to be more creative has been a struggle for a major part of the American society. In the articles “Is Consumerism Killing Our Creativity?” and “Why Excessive Consumption Limits Your Creativity” the authors Ms. Jocelyn K. Glei and Mr. Srinivas Rao respectively discuss how excessive consumerism affects society’s creativity. In his article Mr. Rao states that most people nowadays are being engaged in immoderate consumption than in creativity that negatively impacts their ability to be creative and do effective work. In addition, he explains that consumerism becomes addictive because it excites a certain part of our brain when we have so many choices and decisions to make and the satisfaction we get from it doesn’t last long causing us to be engaged more into it. Consequently, he explains that excessive consumerism could be for our mental health because the satisfaction doesn’t last long forcing people to consume frequently resulting in some of them having social communication issues. He concludes his writing by suggesting that staying away from the Internet and controlling our inflow might help us to be engaged in more creative ideas. Similarly, in his writing the author Ms. Glei argues that the happiness that comes from excessive consumption does not last for a long time. She claims that most people think that the time and energy invested in…

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