"I have just one more question - will it make me happy?"
Tags:materialism, consumerism, consumer, consumers, material, technology, happiness, tablet, tablets, smartphone, smartphones, smart phone, smart-phone, smart device, consumer-culture, consumer-cultures, unhappy, happy, questioning, pointless, consumer culture, consumerist, technologies, materialistic
"This lovely car has not brought us happiness. You agree, Morris? That is why I am now thinking in terms of having the entire house recarpeted."
Tags:material, materialism, materialist, materialists, happiness, key to happiness, car, cars, consumer, consumers, consumerist, consumerism, new car, new cars, redecorate, redecorates, redecorating, interior designer, interior designers, misery, miserable, drive, drives, driver, drivers, human happiness, empty, emptiness
"There's lots of things in my life I absolutely needed to put in, and now there's lots of things in my life I absolutely need to get out."
Tags:messy, mess, messes, junk, items, things, trash, rubbish, garbage, stuff, cleaning, cleaning out, spring cleaning, purging, hoard, hoards, hoarder, hoarders, hoarding, collector, collectors, collection, collections, collecting, old, elderly, old people, elderly people, senior, seniors, senior citizen, senior citizens, aging, ageing, growing old, growing older, getting older, getting old, growing old, old age, materialism, life, put in, get out
"So you can take it with you!"
Tags:cliche, cliches, heaven, pearly gate, pearly gates, afterlife, death, dead, you can't take it with you, heaven's gate, possession, possessions, greed, greedy, materialism, entering heaven, entrance to heaven, death, after death, st. peter's gate, st. peter, saint peter, saint peter's gate, getting into heaven, golf club, golf clubs, golfer, golfers, grill, grills, barbecue, barbecues
"I've finally learned not to measure my worth by how many employees I have."
Tags:self-esteem, self-esteem issue, self-esteem issues, employee, employees, ceo, ceos, executive, executives, c.e.o., c.e.o.s, chief executive, chief executives, upper management, upper manager, upper managers, self-worth, materialist, materialists, materialism, net worth, fired, firing, firings, layoff, layoffs, laid off, lay-off, lay-offs, bad news, breaking bad news, break bad news, bearer of bad news, mass layoffs, wealthy, rich, riches, rich person, rich people
Making it, but not quite fast enough
"I'm really glad she didn't come. She's got a new mink coat."
Tags:gossip, gossiper, gossipers, gossiping, smack talk, talking smack, smack talker, smack talkers, trash talk, talking trash, talking behind someone’s back, girl talk, girls night out, girls night, night out, night out on the town, mink, minks, mink coat, mink coats, fur, furs, vintage, vintage fashion, material, materialism, materialistic, shallow, bragging, braggadocios, braggadocio, pretension, pretentious, friend, friends, frenemy, frenemies, group of friends, group of girlfriends, girlfriends
Tags:descent, descending, store, stores, shop, shops, consumerism, consumerist, materialism, materialist, garbage, antique, tat, bric a brac, ornament, ornaments, knick knacks, knick-knacks, useless, comparing, comparison, level, levels, junk, gimmick, gimmicks, bits and bobs, bits-and-bobs, gewgaw, gewgaws, collecting, collects, hoard, hoards, hoarding
"Ladies and gentlemen, our national commercial."
Tags:commercial, commercials, commercial break, commercial breaks, national, nationalist, nationalism, consumer, consumers, agenda, agenda, media agenda, media agendas, pander, panders, pandering, consumer society, consumer societies, ad break, ad breaks, ad, ads, advertisement, advertisements, advertizing, advertising, american culture, superficial, superficiality, materialism, materialist, materialists, capitalist, capitalism
"I keep telling Mother our generation is interested in experiences not things."
Tags:guillotine, guillotines, generation gap, generation gaps, generational gap, generational gaps, consumerism, consumerist, consumerists, materialist, materialistic, materialism, execution, executions, executing, french history, french revolution, young people today, generational divide, generational divides, public execution, public executions
"And best of all, it's completely waterproof!"
Tags:desert, deserts, water, thirst, thirsty, dying of thirst, stranded, dehydration, dehydrated, mesa, watch, watches, waterproof, swiss watch, swiss watches, chronograph, chronographs, brag, bragging, boast, boasting, ostentation, ostentatious, materialist, materialism, show off, show offs, death, you can't take it with you
"I suppose owning everything in the world gives him a certain cachet."
Tags:interior, interiors, decor, decorate, decorating, decoration, decorations, interior design, interior designs, design, designer, furnish, furnishing, furniture, furnished, comment, pass comment, gossip, gossips, gossiping, cachet, high society, rich, riches, wealth, wealthy, corporate, capitalism, material, materials, materialism, materialistic, ego, modern life, modern world, monopoly
"Our borders are still way too porous."
Tags:open borders, open border, border, borders, undesirable, undesirables, undesirable element, undesirable elements, peasant, peasants, reversal, reversals, capitalist, capitalists, capitalism, american capitalism, materialist, materialists, materialism, material world, superficial, lifestyle choice, lifestyle choices, modern world, off the grid, going off the grid, immigration, immigrant, immigrants, immigration law, immigration laws, migrant, migrants, bigot, bigots
"Gucci, Gucci, Gucci."
Tags:baggage claim, baggage claims, baggage reclaim, baggage reclaims, luggage, luggage collection, baggage collection, reunion, reunions, reunited, materialism, materialistic, materializm, materialist, couple, couples, love, in love, lonely, loneliness, relief, relieved, waiting, patience, patient, greeting, greetings, air travel, flying, flyer, flyers, plane travel, airplane travel, airport, airports, aeroplane travel
"There's more inside."
Tags:messy, mess, messes, junk, trash, rubbish, garbage, stuff, cleaning, clearing out, cleaning out, spring cleaning, hoard, hoards, hoarder, hoarders, hoarding, collector, collectors, collection, collections, collecting, garage sale, garage sales, yard sale, yard sales, tag sale, tag sales, old, elderly, old people, elderly people, senior, seniors, senior citizen, senior citizens, aging, ageing, growing old, growing older, getting older, getting old, growing old, old age, sale, sales, selling, consumerism, materialism
"Next time you hold up a crowded store, don't wear a recognizable fragrance."
Tags:criminal, robber, robbery, robbing, heist, thief, thieves, steal, stealing, stolen, steals, police, arrest, arresting, charge, charged, criminals, caught, catches, fragrance, fragrances, perfume, perfumes, mistake, mistakes, evidence, aftershave, aftershaves, fancy, metrosexual, metrosexuals, feminine, hold up, hold-up, consumerism, consumerist, fashion, fashions, unique, independent, hipster, hipsters, materialism, vain, vanity
"I didn't raise you to steal tacky c**p."
Tags:theft, thief, thieves, thieving, steal, stealing, crimes, criminal, criminals, petty crime, petty crimes, petty theft, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, growing up, raising kids, raising children, tack, tacky, junk, rubbish, bric a brac, bric-a-brac, ornament, ornaments, breaking and entering, burglar, burglars, burglary, burglaries, swag, swag bag, swag bags, loot, looting, bad quality, materialism, materialistic
Other Patron Saints of Christmas
Tags:saint, saints, patron saint, patron saints, christmas, xmas, noel, yule, holiday, holidays, holiday season, gift-giving, gift giving, present, presents, gift, gifts, gift exchange, gift-exchange, the perfect gift, exchanging gifts, eating, eat, drink, drinking, gaining weight, gain weight, put on weight, eat too much, eating too much, party, parties, buche de noel, cake, cakes, calories, calorie, materialistic, materialism, excuse, excuses, prior appointment, prior engagement, word play, wordplay
"I didn't do anything on my summer vacation--should I write about what I bought?"
Tags:homework, classwork, summer vacation, summer vacations, summer break, summer breaks, school break, school breaks, break, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, summer, classroom, classrooms, schoolwork, school, schools, primary school, elementary school, secondary school, junior high school, junior high, teacher, teachers, teacher life, student, students, children, child, youth, teenager, essay, essays, summer essay, summer essays, consumerism, consumer, capitalism, capitalist, modern life, modern times, commercialism, materialism, materialistic, school teacher, school teachers
A woman walks into a large building with a sign that reads "A mall of my own".
Other People's Stuff,
Tags:possession, possessions, jealous, jealousy, material things, materialism, materialistic, consumerism, consumerist, consumerists, capitalism, capitalist, capitalists, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, skyscraper, skyscrapers, highrise, highrises, high-rise, high rises, inequality, pay gap, the pay gap, wealth gap, the wealth gap, class divide, the class divide, rat race, the rat race, hierarchy, hierarchies, social hierarchy, social hierarchies, social climbing, social climber, soical climbers
"Most of my consumerism is self-taught."
Tags:consumerism, consumerist, shopaholic, shopaholics, shop, shops, shopping, shop 'til you drop, shop till your drop, shopping spree, shopping spree, retail therapy, buy, buys, buying, consumer, consumers, consumption, service economy, service economies, self-taught, prodigy, prodigies, bag, bags, retail store, retail stores, educated, self-educated, brag, brags, bragging, braggart, braggarts, materialist, materialism, materialists
"Do I need it? Does it spark joy?"
Tags:burglar, burglars, burglary, burglaries, robber, robbers, robbery, robberies, home invasion, home invasions, thief, thieves, theft, thefts, crimes, criminal, criminals, materialism, materialistic, worldly, consumerism, consumerist, consumerists, personal possession, personal possessions, home improvement, marie kondo, kondo method, konmari method, tidy, tidies, tidying up, clean up, cleans up, cleaning up