Lifestyle & Consumerism

The way humans live and what we have consumed has changed gradually from time immemorial. But after the industrial revolution the pace at which lifestyle has been changing is accelerating to the extent that to maintain a western lifestyle for the whole earth we will need 6 planets or more.

Consumerism is not merely the fulfilment of human needs but the manufacturing of “wants” through market research, advertisement in television and other media and relentless mind games to shape human perception of what is success and a good life. Hence this section will include not only about lifestyle and consumerism but the programming of the human mind.

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