Consumerist Shaming

Little disgusts me more than consumerist shaming.  Looking down on people for valuing wealth and material things.  This is so hypocritical because we all need to have a certain level of material success to be accepted in this society (especially as you get into your 30’s).  You get all these articles saying how consumeristic people are using material things to fill some hole in their soul that could be filled with “love” or whatever the new vague in vogue trope is.  Let’s face it, in American money is the state religion.  People who are unabashedly consumeristic make us well aware of this fact and so we like to denigrate them because we want to feel better than them even though we would be the exact same way were we given more money.

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