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"And now, if I may, I'd like to put You on hold for a moment while I have a few words with Mammon."
Tags:religion, religious, god, pray, prayer, prayers, praying, bible, biblical, new testament, mammon, evil, business, businessman, businessmen, money, finances, wealth, wealthy, rich, greed, greedy, avarice, materialism, materialistic, communication, phone, phones, telephone, telephones, call, calls, put on hold, hold, holding
"I have just one more question - will it make me happy?"
Tags:materialism, consumerism, consumer, consumers, material, technology, happiness, tablet, tablets, smartphone, smartphones, smart phone, smart-phone, smart device, consumer-culture, consumer-cultures, unhappy, happy, questioning, pointless, consumer culture, consumerist, technologies, materialistic
"Most of my consumerism is self-taught."
Tags:consumerism, consumerist, shopaholic, shopaholics, shop, shops, shopping, shop 'til you drop, shop till your drop, shopping spree, shopping spree, retail therapy, buy, buys, buying, consumer, consumers, consumption, service economy, service economies, self-taught, prodigy, prodigies, bag, bags, retail store, retail stores, educated, self-educated, brag, brags, bragging, braggart, braggarts, materialist, materialism, materialists
'Conglomo Corporation: Proud manufacturer of outrageously useless stuff you apparently can't live without.'
"I just worry that we won't be able to provide the same level of crap that our parents gave us."
Tags:rag, mag, mags, magazine, magazines, tabloid, tabloids, celebrity magazine, newspaper, newspapers, news, newsagent, news agent, wedding, weddings, wed, newly wed, newly-wed, newly weds, newly-weds, gossip, gossips, rumour, rumor, rumours, rumors, bride, brides, bridal, groom, grooms, married, marriage, married life, materialism, materialistic, material, spinster, spinsters, unwed, wedlock, wed lock, gold digger, golddigger, gold-digger, propose, proposed, proposal, proposals, wedding season, wedding industry, editorial, editorials
"I shop to forget what I bought last year."
Tags:retail, retail therapy, retail therapies, indulgence, indulge, shop, shopping, therapeutic, regret, regrets, materialism, materialistic, capitalism, capitalist, high street, high streets, boutique, boutiques, women, woman, clothes, clothing, fashion, fashionable, fashion season, fashions, consumer, consumerism, shopping addict, impulse, impulse buy, impulsive, impulse control, window shopping, store front, store, stores
"She got amazing swag on her spiritual journey."
Tags:spiritual journey, spiritual journeys, swag, consumer, consumers, consumerism, consumerist, shopping spree, shopping sprees, shop, shops, shopping, new age, shopper, shoppers, materialist, materialists, materialism, guru, gurus, spiritual, superficial, superficiality, surface-level, happiness, happy, finding happiness, retail therapy, wisdom, spirituality
A shipwrecked man dreams of wealth
"Do I need it? Does it spark joy?"
Tags:burglar, burglars, burglary, burglaries, robber, robbers, robbery, robberies, home invasion, home invasions, thief, thieves, theft, thefts, crime, crimes, criminal, criminals, materialism, materialistic, worldly, consumerism, consumerist, consumerists, personal possession, personal possessions, home improvement, marie kondo, kondo method, konmari method, tidy, tidies, tidying up, clean up, cleans up, cleaning up
"I suppose owning everything in the world gives him a certain cachet."
Tags:interior, interiors, decor, decorate, decorating, decoration, decorations, interior design, interior designs, design, designer, furnish, furnishing, furniture, furnished, comment, pass comment, gossip, gossips, gossiping, cachet, high society, rich, riches, wealth, wealthy, corporate, capitalism, material, materials, materialism, materialistic, ego, modern life, modern world, monopoly
"One final question on reincarnation - it's about residuals."
Tags:reincarnate, reincarnates, reincarnating, reincarnation, residuals, profit, profits, profit motive, profit motives, buddhist, buddhists, buddhism, guru, gurus, wise man, wise men, seeking wisdom, wisdom, words of wisdom, advice, personal advice, question, questions, big question, big questions, second life, second lives, greed, greedy, superficial, superficiality, materialist, materialists, materialism
Making it, but not quite fast enough
"There's more inside."
Tags:messy, mess, messes, junk, trash, rubbish, garbage, stuff, cleaning, clearing out, cleaning out, spring cleaning, hoard, hoards, hoarder, hoarders, hoarding, collector, collectors, collection, collections, collecting, garage sale, garage sales, yard sale, yard sales, tag sale, tag sales, old, elderly, old people, elderly people, senior, seniors, senior citizen, senior citizens, aging, ageing, growing old, growing older, getting older, getting old, growing old, old age, sale, sales, selling, consumerism, materialism
"Someday I want to be rich enough to get rid of everything and live like a monk."
A woman walks into a large building with a sign that reads "A mall of my own".
New Jersey's Miracle Mile.
Tags:new jersey, new-jersey, jersey, mall, malls, shopping mall, shopping malls, miracle, miracles, sarcasm, sarcastic, consumerism, consumerist, materialism, materialist, real estate, real-estate, highway, highways, road, roads, shop, shops, store, stores, shopping, shopped, modern life, modern-life, leisure
"I keep telling Mother our generation is interested in experiences not things."
Tags:guillotine, guillotines, generation gap, generation gaps, generational gap, generational gaps, consumerism, consumerist, consumerists, materialist, materialistic, materialism, execution, executions, executing, french history, french revolution, young people today, generational divide, generational divides, public execution, public executions
'And remember: just hold up this little green paper, and they will do whatever you want.'
In the 'Waaaay Too Many Choices Mart' parking lot: 'I'll get the loose carts. You round up the fetals.'
"I've finally learned not to measure my worth by how many employees I have."
Tags:self-esteem, self-esteem issue, self-esteem issues, employee, employees, ceo, ceos, executive, executives, c.e.o., c.e.o.s, chief executive, chief executives, upper management, upper manager, upper managers, self-worth, materialist, materialists, materialism, net worth, fired, firing, firings, layoff, layoffs, laid off, lay-off, lay-offs, bad news, breaking bad news, break bad news, bearer of bad news, mass layoffs, wealthy, rich, riches, rich person, rich people
Just wanted to tell you that even though you've been very, very good Santa won't be coming this year...60 bucks an hour in the oil patch is just too hard for him to pass up.
"I live by bread alone."
Tags:matthew 4:4, man does not live by bread alone, jesus, jesus christ, blasphemy, blasphemer, blasphemers, greed, greedy, secular, material, materialist, materialism, superficial, superficiality, spiritual, spirituality, god, gods, worship, worships, businessman, businessmen, callow, selfish, self-centered, self-centred, christian, christians, philosophy, philosophies, life philosophy, life philosophies