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Americans now spend nearly seven times as much time shopping as they do playing with their kids. Thirty-four percent of Americans polled ranked shopping as their favourite activity, double the number who preferred being in nature.
Is there something infantile about a world that so excessively values immediate gratification? Is there something impoverishing about a culture that encourages us to understand and express our identities through the brands and products we consume? Is there something sad about a society that believes spending money is the route to feeling good about ourselves?
The new good life, by John Robbins (via vegan-veins)
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