Consumerism 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..
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The pursuit of happiness has been replaced by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..
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..