I chose Materialism because I am a very curious person and I do enjoy knowing more about whatever I find interesting, I bumped on materialism when I watched my weekly documentary. Materialism affected me when I got exposed to my laptop and started learning about different technologies. My interest went so deep that I started to pester my parents about buying stuff. Whenever I got something new I had a very short high and then I would want something new. I know a lot about this issue, the most shocking thing that I found out was that there are people who consume more affect the environment more. Also there are people who work hard everyday and earn so little it is barely enough to support their families which are already quite large. I don’t have any connections that I can make about this issue but I can address that most of the politicians are not doing any thing to help the poor and because of this the problems are escalating at an incredible rate. This issue is important because we are bombarded with advertisements we don’t really look behind the surface. It affects teens because lets not deny that most companies target their products at kids (examples. coca cola, Pepsi, f21 and so many more) so imagine the next generation of the world which is polluted and destroyed just because we were stupid and in denial saying that there isn’t a problem.
I learnt that many moneymakers and business owners are to stubborn to admit that there is a problem and that people who make different items are in extremely bad living conditions. I am more vigilant of what I buy and whenever a new iPhone, mac or gadget comes out I don’t immediately run out to the store and buy it. My opinion is that people should change their ways and politicians, business men and regular people should not be in denial, help the world and help the poor. The most surprising thing to me was that so many people are affected by this and no one has the right mind to step up and say that this is wrong and we should change the way we think. I can consume less and enjoy more nature and do more volunteer work. There are no misunderstanding about this topic it is just that people are to stubborn and ignorant to address that there is a problem. The biggest solution is to not be in denial and address that there is an issue here. It does not influence my thinking in wellness in any way.