“Modern Americans are by definition, consumers”. According to Lisa Colletti’s Super-Size It. “Americans spend a great deal of resources on the acquisition of goods.” Were so wrapped up on what to buy, what’s bigger and what is better, even when it comes to what we eat. It seems like now a days the West doesn’t make the healthiest choices when it comes to food and what we choose to eat. For example if were hungry we could eat a salad at home or we could choose to snack on some chips and wash it down with some pop. Most people would choose to rather snack on some chips, Today’s marketing has a lot to do with the decisions we make. The marketers and researchers study us and they know people rather eat what taste good whats fast and seems so convenient. We are controlled by consumption, this is how the government, marketers and companies control us, for example you are sad or down you need anti depressants, your hungry eat a big mac, you want to look better buy make up. The definition of consumption is the utilization of economic goods in the satisfaction of wants or in the process of production resulting chiefly in their destruction, deterioration or transformation, and indeed it is leading us to destruction and deterioration. There is a market for everything, but how much of what we consume benefits us? But can we really complain about it since we demand it? People other than the marketers are the problem we should choose healthier choices and think twice when we purchase anything.
“The western world realizes that western civilization is unable to present any healthy values for the guidance of mankind.”