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The high Price of Materialism

The following video explains the psychology behind materialism, consumerism and commercialism and their impact on individual, social and ecological well-being.

“In essence, the research shows that the goals encouraged by consumer culture, which are primarily extrinsic, tend to diminish the quality of our lives, our society, and our Earth, whereas intrinsic goals promote greater health and well-being, more social justice, and greater sustainability.” Tim Kasser

If you want to dive a bit deeper into the topic, please read the interview with the author of the video, the psychologist Tim Kasser.

Source: The Center for a new American Dream

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