"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
"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
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."
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"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!"
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"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
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
Ed's Odd Job Lot.
Tags:clearance, clearances, retailer, retailers, store, stores, outlet, outlets, sale, sales, sell, selling, sells, cheap, cheaper, blue margarita, mixed, mixes, consumerism, consumerist, consumers, materialist, tat, naff, bric a brac, bric-a-brac, indefinite, continued, continuing, clearing, clears, advert, advertising, adverts, ad, ads, advertisement, advertisements
"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
Son of Howl
"She got amazing swag on her spiritual journey."
Tags:spiritual journey, spiritual journeys, swag, consumer, consumers, consumerism, consumerist, shopping spree, shopping sprees, shop, shops, shopping, new age, shopper, shoppers, materialist, materialists, materialism, guru, gurus, spiritual, superficial, superficiality, surface-level, happiness, happy, finding happiness, retail therapy, wisdom, spirituality
Tags:conspicuous, obvious, obviously, consumerism, materialist, materialism, visible, clear, noticeable, notice, noticed, eco-friendly, environmentally friendly, consumer, consuming, consumes, global warming, climate change, climate-change, alternative energy, hybrid, hybrids, green, brag, bragging, boast, boasting, virtue signalling, virtue signals, car, cars, auto, autos, automobile, automobiles
"And remember, son, perception isn't reality - money is."
Tags:family, greed, children, father's day, fathers day, perception, perceptions, reality, perceive, perceives, perceiving, money talks, father-son chat, father son chats, chat, chats, life lesson, life lessons, bottom line, bottom lines, nature of reality, real world, materialism, materialist, materialists, mankoff
New Jersey's Miracle Mile.
Tags:new jersey, new-jersey, jersey, mall, malls, shopping mall, shopping malls, miracle, miracles, sarcasm, sarcastic, consumerism, consumerist, materialism, materialist, real estate, real-estate, highway, highways, road, roads, shop, shops, store, stores, shopping, shopped, modern life, modern-life, leisure
"How did I become someone who has a screaming fit about a stupid gift bag filled with little plastic things?"
Tags:gift bag, gift bags, bag, bags, halloween, trick-or-treat, trick-or-treats, trick-or-treating, trick-or-treater, tick-or-treaters, children's meal, children's meals, evaluate, evaluation, reflect, reflects, reflecting, reflection, reflections, self-reflect, materialist, materialists, materialism, material goods, superficial, superficiality
Uncle Sam wants you to purchase a big ticket item.
Tags:uncle sam, uncle sam poster, uncle sam posters, uncle sam wants you, propaganda, propaganda poster, propaganda posters, us propaganda, wwii propaganda, wwii, ww2, world war ii, world war two, recruitment poster, recruitment posters, wwii poster, wwii posters, capitalism, capitalism, capitalists, failing capitalism, big ticket item, big ticket items, commercialism, commercialist, consumerism, consumerist, materialism, materialist, consumer, consumers, consume, consumer driven economy, us
"Soon, felllas, soon."
Tags:santa, santa claus, father christmas, santas sleigh, reindeer, christmas, christmas present, christmas presents, cuba, communism, communist, communists, capitalism, capitalist, capitalists, present, presents, gift, gifts, materialism, commercialism, materialist, cuban government, banned christmas
A shipwrecked man dreams of wealth
"This shoe proudly announces, 'I a am post-feminist'."
Tags:shoe, shoes, shoe shop, shoe shops, shoe store, shoe stores, shoe shopping, heels, fashion, fashion statement, fashion statements, statement shoes, feminism, feminist, post-feminist, post-feminism, consumerism, consumerist, consumerists, materialist, materialists, materialism, capitalism, capitalist, capitalists
The economy doctor
My new car is amazing. In addition to its aggressive styling touches, it's got heated arm rests, a back massager and a built-in Wi-Fi 'Hot spot.'"
Tags:car, cars, new car, new cars, bells and whistles, fancy car, fancy cars, handling, car handling, driver, drivers, driving, car enthusiast, car enthusiasts, gearhead, gearheads, for show, showy, show off, taxis, taxi, don't drive, never drive, materialist, materialists, materialistic, materialism