As-Sunnah Vol. 2 Issue No. 3

 

When is consumerism a problem for an individual?

b) When is consumerism a problem for an individual?
Or in other words, where do we draw the line between beneficial consumption and destructive wasteful consumption?
This definitely does not have a single, straightforward answer to fit every situation, for, people are different and their economical/environmental situations are different. However, should the following symptoms be found in an individual, it is definitely time for behavioral change and thoughtful thinking towards the true reason of our existence.
(1) A person develops an urge to consume just for the sake of consumption, like the one who wishes to posses things that he does not truly need.
(2) A person seeks to fulfill a psychological need by gratuitous consumption, like the one who buys things just to experience a high.


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