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Consumerismís Dirty Little Secret:
Posted: MinervaDoe @ Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:00 am
Consumerismís Dirty Little Secret: Are We Buying All the Wrong Things?

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This is all adds up to what Miller calls the fundamental consumerist delusion, which is made up of two lies:

Lie 1: Products can make up for your insufficiencies. We believe we can use products to hide our physical and mental weaknesses. However, humans are good at detecting such deception in the long term.
Lie 2: Products can do a better job of showing others who I am. We believe we can use products to bolster our signal, better broadcasting to others who we are. However, the best way to show others who you are is to do what your ancestors did: converse, cuddle and cooperate.



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