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Stuff Give Us a (False) Sense of Meaning: A Critical Review of The Guardian Article

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The Audio Long Read: Too much stuff: can we solve our addiction to consumerism?

Why Do We Consume, According to The Guardian?

People do love things.

In this way, shopping is a means to express care – an act of love.

[…] sometimes you think you have joy out of things.

New ways of connecting, talking and thinking.

Consumerism has become a symbol of liberty and democratic equality – in today’s world, the idea goes, anyone can consume anything, and thus be turned into the person they want to be

Stuff Is to Us Little Pieces of Tangible Meaning

We all do it, but most people struggle with pinning down a purpose.

Trying to Find Our Life’s Purpose is Stressing Us Out | Center for Practical Wisdom | The University of Chicago

Psychologists largely agree it’s one of the most difficult journeys we take ourselves on.

Trying to Find Our Life’s Purpose is Stressing Us Out | Center for Practical Wisdom | The University of Chicago

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