1 Corinthians 13: 1 & 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

27 September 2012

Consumerism (6E Leung Wing Tung)

Do you like shopping? How often do you go shopping? People love shopping. They spend most of their free time on shopping centers, so their bedrooms are full of stuffs that they never use. They don’t seem to understand that some of the goods which they have bought are actually unnecessary.
Being a consumerist can cause many serious negative consequences.
First, it can destroy our environment. Consumers always buy things which occupy many spaces of their home. Once they have found that they need more spaces, they will throw away the unnecessary things which have never been used before. It creates many solid wastes and hence increases the burden on our landfill.

Second, it can cause pressures on themselves and their family members. Sometimes people like buying things by paying credit cards. If they cannot settle the debt, they will commit suicide. Also, asking family members for money to pay the debt can harm the relationship between them. There will be arguments about this problem because they need to cope with the problem of loans.

If we kick the habit of buying unnecessary things, we can save money, work less and spend more time with our family and friends. It will then improve our relationship with our family and friends.

To conclude, consumerism will cause a lot of negative effects. Think twice before you buy anything!

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