Consumerism

DSC06527Consumerism defines culture nowadays

Shopping for goods is a ritual in some ways-

Designer clothes, gadgets, luxury cars, and

A house in suburbs, you’ve “arrived” in this land..

Like a rite of passage, this is the minimum you must achieve

From here, your possessions grow, there is no reprieve-

Keeping up with the Joneses implies constant acquisition

Of expensive objects, and working to the point of exhaustion

To pay for unnecessary stuff that was on easy credit bought-

In an endless cycle of income and expenditure you are caught..

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Work more than one job, buy, consume and die-

This is how we live, how greed we personify

The pursuit of happiness has been replaced by

The pursuit of material goods- “I buy,

Therefore I am”- is the slogan of modern age

But money can’t buy happiness- goes the adage..

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We all are so much more as individuals

Than all our luxury goods and designer labels

Then why are we in this race to reduce

Our worth to our possessions, we should refuse

To have our identities to our wallets attached

And take a hard look at all the stuff we have stashed-

Many things would be useless, I can assure

We would be hesitant then to buy some more..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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