Matthew Dickerson – E130223
In this day in age we run around unaware that we are influenced by all the fast food adds off the side of the highway and all the materialistic marketing that they are just eating us alive with. the general marketing approach has Americans completely blinded by appearance with nice things and what is popular or in the know, that we are killing ourselves in many different ways.
it does not matter what it is, people as a whole are over shadowed by are desire for nice things now that we have the ability to reach them, no matter what they are, fast food, jewelry, cars, either of these can be easily bought through credit. there are to many ways that we can get things to easily , and for that we feel the desire to need them even though it takes so much less for us to live and be happy, we consume ourselves into happiness with materialistic things.
more and more are economy grows, and we will think if things that were once hard to get or were made to have only a couple times a year, more are more desirable because we can have them whenever we want. we can buy a candy bar because we a re hungry , and not that long ago, candy was only for special occasions or to celebrate something, now we use it to help ourselves from being hungry in between meals or even just because we want one.
Americans continue to be overweight or become overweight because we work our busy lives around our desires and for that reason we drive to fast food restaurants to get food we know is bad for us. we are killing ourselves in a sense.
Americans spent 33 billion dollars in 1991 on diet plans, gym memberships and etc, but yet we continue to become overweight, some people will make the argument that it is easy for people to get diet supplements and continue to live there lives without change in diet or lifestyle, and then when the supplement fails to make them lose weight, it is easy for us to just blame the product and then continue on about our lives feeling better because we have something else to blame besides ourselves.
in a population perspective, we are going to grow into a very dysfunctional yet productive group because we are successful as people but yet we are unsuccessful with the way we continue to live our lives and are very susceptible to the little materialistic things. we will have to learn from mistakes to make changes and that will become the only solution.