16 09 11 - 12:43She gets it half right:
People in the western world uses 'retail therapy' as a way to make themselves feel happy. But the boost is only short-lived and in fact can cause environmental damage
HOW WOULD YOU feel about a 20 per cent pay rise? It would be great, wouldn't it? You could go shopping. Get ahead on the mortgage. Maybe buy a new car.
For all but a very few of us, the idea of more money equates to the idea of a better life. With more money, instead of looking at that thing in the shop window and sighing with longing, we could instead march in, slap down some cold hard, and walk away with the object of our desires.
Then, how happy we would be! Ownership! What bliss!
According to psychologist Dr Anna-Marie Taylor, ownership is appealing because it offers us the comforting promise of control. "We like to own because of predictability. What you own you have control over, potentially," she says. - ABC
It's not ownership; ownership is the means. Its' the goal: personal control, to serve the narcissistic individual.
Individualism does not make us "happy."
Instead, we should shoot for satisfaction, which comes from fitting into our world and improving it.
If you lived in a state of perpetual orgasm, it would soon become humdrum. The same is true of all pleasures.
Attack! Fight! Kill! Create!