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My school talks about consumerism...
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My school talks about consumerism...

This month my english teacher and other english teachers are very wise enough to tell us or to say spread the message about consumerism in america and how seriouse it'll could become a problem in the future. Has any of you guys school been talking about consumerism or is your school just a bunch of sheeple masses who don't give a care with comsumption,debt, etc, and you might get what I mean . Feel free to reply.

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02-12-2011 04:36 AM
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Re: My school talks about consumerism...

I doubt your school talked about it... Was it a specific teacher, or at an assembly or something? Some of my better teachers talk about shit they aren't supposed to all of the time, and it's fucking great... The thing is, that's just the teacher being cool, not the school doing a good thing.

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Re: My school talks about consumerism...

Well, I think it's a pretty mainstream opinion even in America that American consumerism is excessive. It doesn't exactly upset the status quo to talk about it in the manner that it's usually talked about.

Now, if you're going to talk about meaningful work or how some degree of consumerism is necessitated by how the economy works or anything like that, then sure, your teachers are pretty badass. But looking at it at an individual rather than societal level (like, people should just stop buying shit and that's the end of it) sort of misses the mark in most cases.

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02-12-2011 11:46 AM
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Re: My school talks about consumerism...

It depends on the class. In the conservative area where I live, my economics teacher was pro-capitalism and made consumerism out to be a good thing. Cuz, you know, spending stimulates the economy. I really don't know...

In theology class, it's the exact opposite. We are told to be cooperative and not get absorbed in excessive material wealth.

Personally, I'm in the middle, though I've always thought it was a burden to have more than I need.
02-12-2011 01:58 PM
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Consumerism is an outdated fad.

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Re: My school talks about consumerism...

thanks for the feedback guys and yea Absentisomniac I think my school does't care if the teachers wants to teach us about consumerism or not.
02-13-2011 04:46 AM
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