Mindless buying frenzy
I'm not in favor of having more stuff. I was very materialistic in the past. But during the years I learned that having more stuff makes you vulnerable to get attached to it, which limits your freedom. But even I was tempted by all the discount-stickers on the stores. So this weekend I bought a new pair of shoes, a pair of pants and a small vacuum cleaner. I needed those things anyway, so why not for once mingle with all these drooling discount-zombies standing in line at the cashiers?
But I must admit that I felt the same dopamine-rush that I used to get in the past when I was walking through the city with three or more bags from different stores. But I also realized that happy feeling is only temporarily. Soon you get used to all the new things you've bought and you'll only feel unhappy when you lose it or when something breaks. And that you need to buy even more next time to get the same good feeling. No, I think I've had enough of shopping for the time being. I only need to replace my broken headphones of my iPod and then I have everything I want.
If more people would just be satisfied with what they've got, instead of buying what they don't need, I think the world would be a much happier place.