The Shopping Cart: Iconic Image of Mass Consumption

The Shopping Cart The shopping cart is one of the symbols of our insatiable desire to consume material comforts, often fleeting pleasures that force us to shop for the next possession of temporary joy. We are addicted to mass consumption, and the corporations and marketing firms are the dealers, manipulating us to believe we must have their new product, to make us feel good. We’re like drug addicts, shopping for a high, consuming the next version of the iPhone or new model of car or bigger home with 12 bathrooms and an 10 acres of property. But the euphoria of the purchase lingers for only a short time, and then we must find the next fixation, the one that makes us smile again, the one that provides the next high.

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About Dave Hood

Lover of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction. Professional photographer and writer. Without the arts, life would be rather mundane, like a walk down the same old path on a dull day.
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