If you have a person stuck on the treadmill of shopping, how effective are they as citizens, family members, or as friends? How can they find the time to volunteer within their community if they are stuck in the “must…buy…now” mentality?
Since employee income is dropping due to foreign competition, the American consumer is replacing the lost wages with personal debt.
Don’t say more money or more debt will help you find happiness. Strive to find happiness outside of stuff. Seek a new friendship. Take a walk in God’s creation. Or enjoy the stuff you already have.