Interesting read! You make a great point about how easy it is to be lured into consumerist patterns of behavior. Consumerism has become such an integral part of millennial culture that it’s often difficult to distinguish between consumerism that is worthwhile and that which is not. You mention frivolous spending and indulging in fast food — I completely agree with you there!

However, it’s also important to acknowledge purposeful, enriching consumerism. For instance, when I enroll in an online course that costs $99, I am a consumer. But I am also an investor. I am investing in my education, my personal enrichment, my career development, etc. All these things are excellent and I support this type of consumerism!

As you point out, it’s not bad to eat French Fries once in a while. But balance is key. It was interesting that I stumbled upon your article, I wrote about consumerism a few weeks ago.

Keep writing! I enjoyed reading your thoughts.

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