Advertising and its effects.
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November 20th, 2013, 13:09
It's not a great shock, really.
The human instinct is to survive, and we're more or less programmed to accumulate things that we may or may not need for that survival to last. Try playing Fallout 3 without enjoying the scavenging
Issue with capitalism and the concept of money, is that it's almost impossible to accurately guage how much you could potentially make use of - so the natural instinct is to accumulate until there's nothing left.
Advertising is an inevitable result of the inertia of the capitalistic mindset and to expect it to serve the consumer whenever that would result in less accumulation of wealth is to be ignorant of human nature.