“The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.” –Elise Boulding
Society makes consumers believe that they can only increase their self worth by purchasing more things. Television commercials and constant advertisements are constantly telling us that we need their product in order to live a perfect life. Why must we give in to their trickery? That Michael Kors bag does not make you more successful. Owning an Audi does not make one any smarter. These items simply make one appear as if he or she is experiencing the best standard of living. Real success is not measured in material wealth!