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In the short essay Kids in the Mall the author William Kowinski states how kids are being conditioned to purchase products Teenagers all cross America can be found in shopping centers But why are these teens here why are they found in malls all over it is because of their insistence and a parental figure placing them there Parents today use the mall as a babysitter for their children because they believe it is a safe controlled environment I agree with the author completely that kids are being conditioned to buy products In the article Kids in the Mall the author quotes that growing up in a high consumption society already adds inestimable pressure to kids lives that having the best new styles of clothing is linked to popularity This shows that children will have the urge to always buy whats new or whats in I had a friend in high school that would always buy whatever new came out If a pair of brand new Michael Jordan basketball shoes came out he would be one of the first to buy them He was quite popular for always having what was new on the market Clothes-consciousness in grade schools has sparked children to buy products The author also states that kids are already preprogrammed to be consumers and the mall can put the finishing touches on a teen Teens assume that the goal in life is to make money and spend Teens in todays society have no burdens upon them Unlike their parents who have many bills to pay teens can earn money and spend it on whatever they please For example I live with my parents and go to school I have no debts to pay such as house bills car bills and utility bills The money that I earn has no use but to be spent I was taught
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