In today’s postmodern society, the population has become accustomed to hyperconsumption. Due to advanced production techniques resulting from the Industrial Revolution, marketing and lower prices, consumers were able to purchase products extremely easily, which made them fond of consuming. The question is: to what extent do you need to buy?
In many cases, attracted by the capitalist spirit, people become part of the mass of alienated consumption, where happiness is determined by the possession of goods. However, this artificial happiness is a mask for other problems. Alienated consumption degenerates into consumerism, causing a desire that is never satisfied, a desire that is never satisfied. Hence the relationship between hyperconsumerism and people’s debt, as people buy more than they need, consequently, more than they can spend.
The big problem with consumerism is the loss of critical dimension, where the consumer does not realize the exploitation of which he is a victim and does not distinguish the as vital needs from false needs. Goods are quickly “out of date” because their style has become outdated or because a new product has proven “indispensable”, which is why the population appears to be a “mass of maneuver” for advertising.
On the other hand, conscious consumption is the key to balance between consumer and producer, as consumption is a phenomenon of our time. It is important to know that everything we consume came from somewhere and goes to another. Often, the “car of the year” was produced very quickly by multinationals on production lines, at the expense of exploiting cheap labor. What’s more, the waste from our excessive consumption goes to incorrect disposal sites, further damaging the environment in which we live.
It can be seen, therefore, that since the beginning of the 20th century, the changes that have occurred in production, work and consumption have been remarkable and, as consequence , globalization has brought about a series of changes in society’s behavior. We must check, at all times, to what extent these activities are in service in service humanization and sustainability of the planet and when they deviate from these main objectives.
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