Americans now spend nearly seven times as much time shopping as they do playing with their kids. Thirty-four percent of Americans polled ranked shopping as their favourite activity, double the number who preferred being in nature.
Is there something infantile about a world that so excessively values immediate gratification? Is there something impoverishing about a culture that encourages us to understand and express our identities through the brands and products we consume? Is there something sad about a society that believes spending money is the route to feeling good about ourselves?
The new good life, by John Robbins (via vegan-veins
as much as I love the stuff I have, I would never choose fashion over nature. always nature first. take your kids out to the park for a picnic and read a book while they frolic. go on a hike and do half of it running, the other half power walking. walk to your kids to school, walk to work. I guarantee you that if you do these things on a regular basis you will be much happier than just shopping for immediate gratification all the time. try to balance both!