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Old 01-03-2020, 04:17 PM
Status: "I believe in reincarnation" (set 18 days ago)
 
Location: Texas
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I think Black Friday prices are a scam.
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Old Today, 02:18 PM
 
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Record Holiday Shopping Sales, buy, buy, buy and shop until you drop. Where does this lead? Of course, it leads deeper and deeper in to debt. For what? Economic growth? Maybe. But where does this lead us as a world culture? Does it lead us higher, in terms of QUALITY?

When is too much too much? Is it wise to define ourselves by our possessions? Is that what it means to be human?

We are not living well. We have much; but we are not living well. Our values are skewered. Materialism is the CHAOS of the Mass Culture. Money and food helps to feed our bodies. What feeds our spirits?

Good Luck!
LOL. My purchases are made on a single credit card (for cash back points) which is paid off each month. No debt here. And I AM living well; spirit is great.
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Old Today, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Guadalajara, MX
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Record Holiday Shopping Sales, buy, buy, buy and shop until you drop. Where does this lead? Of course, it leads deeper and deeper in to debt.
The reality of the household debt situation isn't really aligned with what you think.







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We are not living well. We have much; but we are not living well. Our values are skewered.
Assuming you mean values are "skewed" as opposed to resting on a shishkebab stick, how do you find consumers consuming as evidence of skewed values? Some people find happiness in abundance, some in simplicity, most somewhere in between. Consumption drives our economy, and while it would be nice to see personal savings rate tick higher there really isn't much to chafe at here.

I think ThatsRight19 nailed it and you're just determined to find something negative in any information.
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