The High Price of Materialism

“Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America’s culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that “the good life” is “the goods life,” they not only use up Earth’s limited resources, but they are less happy and less inclined toward helping others. The animation both lays out the problems of excess materialism and points toward solutions that promise a healthier, more just, and more sustainable life.”

Animation by Squid and Beard

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2 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Synthcoke

    I agree with the logic and spirit of this post but I think it’s pretty funny that it is two posts above an item entitled “Until the Friday before Christmas, we’ll be posting one product a day to help make the holiday the most gifted one yet”.

  2. Dave

    that’s how we roll.

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