As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome.— Noam Chomsky
Special mass consumerism quotes that are about brave new world consumerism
A large percentage of those living in developed societies are told what brand of soda they should drink, what cigarettes they should smoke, what clothes and shoes they should wear, what they should eat and what brand of food they should buy. Their political ideas are supplied in the same way. Every year a trillion dollars is spent on advertising.
we were raising our standard of living at the expense of our standard of character.
I want a change, and a radical change.
I want a change from an acquisitive society to a functional society, from a society of go-getters to a society of go-givers.
How far, O rich, do you extend your senseless avarice? Do you intend to be the sole inhabitants of the earth? Why do you drive out the fellow sharers of nature, and claim it all for yourselves? The earth was made for all, rich and poor, in common. Why do you rich claim it as your exclusive right?
Advertising tries to stimulate our sensuous desires, converting luxuries into necessities, but it only intensifies man's inner misery. The business world is bent on creating hungers which its wares never satisfy, and thus it adds to the frustrations and broken minds of our times.
Do not let your "eye" be drawn by the false "beacon lamps" -of wealth, or position, or fame, or possessions. Be vigilant over your will and desires, for these are the corrupt forces that dwell within, and keep you from living free.
Hug me till you drug me, honey; Kiss me till I'm in a coma.
We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.
Our inequality materializes our upper class, vulgarizes our middle class, brutalizes our lower class.
The end of consumerism and accumulation is the beginning of the joy of living.
Pop culture is not about depth. It's about marketing, supply and demand, consumerism.
A vital difference between the professional man and a man of business is that money making to the professional man should, by virtue of his assumption, be incidental; to the businessman it is primary. Money has its limitations; while it may buy quantity, there is something beyond it and that is quality.
The man who dies rich, dies disgraced.
The things you own end up owning you.
New pressures are causing ever more people to find their main satisfaction in their consumptive role rather than in their productive role. And these pressures are bringing forward such traits as pleasure-mindedness, self-indulgence, materialism, and passivity as conspicuous elements of the American character.
I feel more confident than ever that the power to save the planet rests with the individual consumer.
Gentrification and consumerism... have destroyed the character of my favorite American haunts, like North Beach, Berkeley, Venice and Aspen.
All conditioning aims at that: making people like their inescapable social destiny.
Universal happiness keeps the wheels steadily turning, truth and beauty can't.
We are determined not to take as the aim of our life fame, profit, wealth, or sensual pleasure, nor to accumulate wealth while millions are hungry and dying. We are committed to living simply and sharing our time, energy, and material resources with those who are in need.
When the individual feels, the community reels.
All right then," said the Savage defiantly, "I'm claiming the right to be unhappy.
But every one belongs to every one else
There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.
Unless the church is equipping believers to embrace the values and vision of the kingdom of God and turn away from the materialism, consumerism, greed, and power of the present age, it not only abandons its biblical mandate, it is rendered missionally ineffective.
Anti-consumerism - Anti-consumerism is a sociopolitical ideology that is opposed to consumerism, the continual buying and consuming of material possessions. Anti-consumerism
Ethical consumerism - such as Yelp. The term political consumerism first used in a study titled “The Gender Gap Reversed: Political Consumerism as a Women-Friendly Form of Civic
Post-consumerism - willingness to assert such. Post-consumerism can also be viewed as moving beyond the current model of addictive consumerism. This personal and societal strategy
Consumer - agency Consumer choice Consumerism Consumers' co-operative Consumption Informed consumer "Special message to Congress on protecting consumer interest
Critical consumerism - also in Britain and the United States. Nike sweatshops Ethical consumerism Consumerism Boycotting Anti-Boycott Adbusting Culture jamming Sustainability
Social consumerism - (January 16, 2014). "How social consumerism can change the world | Andre Angel | TEDxPlano". How social consumerism can change the world | Andre Angel
Consumer movement - movement" and "consumerism" are not equivalent. The traditional use of the term "consumerism" still practiced by contemporary consumer organizations refers
Consumer capitalism - on re-boosting the distressed economy, treat the problem. Capitalism Consumerism Geoffrey Miller (evolutionary psychologist) No Logo, a book exploring
Consumer education - dimensions of consumer education are also beginning to emerge as people become more aware of the need for ethical consumerism and sustainable consumer behaviour
If the Christ we follow sent out his disciples with no extra possessions (Luke 9:1-6 and 10:1-12) and warned would-be devotees that he had nowhere to lay his head (see Luke 9:57-62), then we must recognize that it is extremely difficult to live in a Christian way in a consumer culture.
The great danger in today's world, pervaded as it is by consumerism, is the desolation and anguish born of a complacent yet covetous heart, the feverish pursuit of frivolous pleasures, and a blunted conscience. Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor.
It is not necessity but abundance which produces greed.
The modern mocha is a bittersweet concoction of imperialism, genocide, invention, and consumerism served with whipped cream on top
Modern man is drinking and drugging himself out of awareness, or he spends his time shopping, which is the same thing.
We need objects to remind us of the commitments we've made.
That carpet from Morocco reminds us of the impulsive, freedom-loving side of ourselves we're in danger of losing touch with. Beautiful furniture gives us something to live up to. All designed objects are propaganda for a way of life.
In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy.
Not what you possess but what you do with what you have, determines your true worth.
High thinking is inconsistent with a complicated material life based on high speed and imposed on us by mammon worship.