This discussion examines materialism and over consumption in American society and potential impact on values, success, discussion-making and well being.Watch the Affluenza Video before complete the discussion board.
Affluenza is a feeling of inadequacy in our society that comes from the average person/consumer. This feeling grows like a epidemic sickness that includes stress, nervous behavior, overwork and indebtedness in one’s life due to the feeling that one must keep up with the ‘Joneses’, the neighbors, the work colleagues, friends or even family members to show or demonstrate out worth by the amount of material things we have or have bought. Affluenza is an endless enclosed circle of buying, saturation, buying some more and then discarding the material object as soon as it is not fashionable, good enough or out of date regardless at times if the object is still adequate and functional still. The underlying core of Affluenza is materialism and overconsumption that can and is fracturing the society we live in due to the volume of commercials, products, and illusions thrown our way as we slowly but surely destroy the environment and ourselves with this neurosis.
The primary symptoms of Affluenza are nervous, inadequate feelings of low self-worth, overconsuming products and media and buying into commercials that business marketing strategies make in order to sell us a certain way of life or image via a certain