With more & more shopping malls popping out what does it say about the general happiness of the populace?
Do u buy things because u
- are stressed?
- are unhappy?
- husband/wife ignoring u?
- boss yelled at u?
- shower children with gifts to allay your guilty conscience for not spending time with them?
- buy things to impress people who are also trying to impress u?
- are sucked in by the crowd who is also buying?
Welcome to fast-food happiness where people drown their bad emotions for a couple of minutes of happiness from buying things. With many stressed from their work they want immediate decompression - shopping. In the age of instant noodles, the motto of advertisers is 'BUY/CONSUME NOW!' & pay later through installments.
Only by BUY/CONSUME NOW can stressed people feel a sense of control & power by exercising their buying power. Many people fall into this trap & get further into debt & hordes of seldom used clutter clogging their homes. Are you 1 of them?