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English 1A November 26 2000 Consumerism In the mind of a truly economic man he will always asks himself two questions before purchasing a product The first question is What I am going to buy a need or a want And the second is Does the marginal benefit out weigh the marginal cost In other words do I really need this item And will the benefit to me be greater than the cost of the product Unfortunately all people whether they are economists or young wild teenagers have not looked at the goods they are buying in a truly economic fashion People generally in todays society look to buy goods that fill a present desire They have no concern about whether the product is wasteful or not nor do they consider the cost of the product on the environment People have been led to believe that the possession and use of an increasing number and variety of goods and services is the principal cultural aspiration and the surest perceived route to personal happiness social status and success The tragic ironyis that the historic rise of the consumer society has been quite effective in harming the environment but not in providing people with a fulfilling life Durning 448-450 What is even more tragic than not acquiring a fulfilling life is that if we do not stop over consumption it will lead to the demise of the human race It is not Mother earth who must change but people Environmentally friendly technology and products are now available its time to shift to a new era Environmentalists who have already recognized the problem of over consumption realize that the return to a pre-Industrial Revolution life-style is neither practical nor possible And even the most ardent shop-til-you-droppers admit that the majority of people could rethink their consumer habits and still live in comfortable and satisfying lives Pollock People need to find the happy medium in these
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