rePERpoSING Consumerism

“We tend to think that con­sumerism is about doggedly cling­ing to our wealth, trin­kets and toys. In actu­al­ity, how­ever, the oppo­site is true: con­sumerism occurs as the result of not lov­ing our stuff at all. We have so lit­tle attach­ment to our mate­r­ial goods that we dis­pose and replace them with ever increas­ing reg­u­lar­ity. Con­sumerism, in this light, is the ram­pant dis­re­spect of one’s phys­i­cal property.”

by James Shelley