Saturday, November 10, 2012

Crazy Consumerism

I drove my roommates and a visiting friend to the mall today. I thought it wouldn't be too bad, but after circling the parking lot for 20 minutes trying desperately to find a place to park I realized my mistake. 

Since when does everyone rush out to the mall the day after Halloween? Why does the holiday season need to be synonymous with shopping? Will we ever be satisfied with what we have and stop trying to find happiness in a shopping bag? 

I mistakenly forgot my wallet today when I went to the mall, and it turned out to be one of the best choices I could make. I couldn't buy anything, and it kept me from convincing myself to make impulse purchases. I rarely make random trips to the mall, and when I do go it is for something I need or something that has been on my list. My new goal is to avoid the place as much as possible for the next three months. 

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