More so, consumers may become addicted to their desires in the purchasing of a product, which only alienates them from better products that may actually improve their lives. Marx’s theory of commodity fetishism defines the dangers of a capitalist society that is controlled a by a small group of bourgeoisie owners that seek profit through a narrow selection of products. More so, consumers are often unaware of the dangers of these products and the addictive properties of a commodity that dominate their lives. In this manner, a sociological analysis of Karl Marx’s commodity fetishism has been analyzed within the problematic issues of an American consumer
The theme in the story tells me that I have to appreciate myself and love me and my flaws or I won’t be happy. I shouldn’t let what others think of me affect how I think of myself. Being perfect isn’t everything as long as you’re happy and comfortable with who you are that’s all that matters. We’re all humans so no matter what we do we won’t be perfect. There’s so much criticizing we lose sight of what there’s good in us because all we worry about is the negativity in us instead of focusing on the positive things that we like about ourselves.
In an article named “When Good People Do Bad Things” by Ann Trafton, it talks about how good people do bad things. When people join groups rather than being on their own, they tend to do things they usually aren’t used to doing. A study shows that ”when people are in groups, they “lose touch” with their own morals and beliefs, and become more likely to do things that they would normally believe are wrong”(Trafton). With that said, those people are stepping out of their comfort zone to do something they don’t do often or at all. And they realize the consequences after
Gilbert said , “Psychologists have measured how people feel as they go about their daily activities, and have found that people are less happy when they are interacting with their children than when they are eating, exercising, shopping, or watching television” (Gilbert, 2006, p.776). This is a great example of a false sense of happiness that people experience in their lives. They believe their children bring them great joy, but scientifically they cause them to be less happy. Along similar lines the Dalai Lama talks about greed saying, “One interesting thing about greed is that although the underlying motive is to seek satisfaction, the irony is that after obtaining the object you desire, you are still not satisfied” (Gyatso, 1998, p.793). Greed causes the same false reality that Gilbert related to parenthood.
Tzu states that by not comparing we can achieve respect: “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you” (938). The race to compare never ends, which causes many to feel hopelessly insufficient. True, a comparison can also be a booster, making someone feel better about themselves. However, constant comparison accomplishes nothing; only by overcoming the feeling of envy can a person be able to see the world in a clearer perspective. In addition, the poem states, “Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world” (938).
I believe lower-class communities are not offered the same opportunities as upper-class. However, there are certain opportunities that are offered in these communities and individuals choose not to take advantage of it, because it is easier to get the money than to work for the money, i.e. welfare. I think it affects the younger population the most because they don’t have encouragement all around. For instance, they might have great programs in the community, counselors who believe in them, teachers who are supportive, but if they go home to a parent who is mentally abusing them and badgering them, then they will feel worthless because that person whom they believe and have trusted their whole life is right, they will never amount to nothing.
Consumerism intrudes with the workings of society by overthrowing the standard judgment wish for an adequate supply of life 's necessities, a steady family and solid associations with a manufactured continuous journey for things and the purchasing power with little respect for the genuine utility of the item purchased. In today’s World World, there is a high level of consumption which has been described as a major threat on sustainability. Even though consumerism has positive effects like motivating people to work harder in order to improve their social status and well being, it has adverse effects on the environment and the social aspect of life. Consumerism, according to the new Oxford English dictionary, means the preocccupation of society with the acquisition of consumer goods. Sustainablity, on the other hand, according to the ‘brudtland report’ was broadly defined as Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
The University of Illinois studied and concluded that “too much happiness” can lead to negative effects and be “not such a good thing” (Begley 454). When happiness overtakes other emotions it becomes the norm, causing happiness to become the normal emotion that is expected every day. Becoming sad over a small incident causes a mental rut that seems impossible to overturn and initiates a depressive state.With today’s society saying the “base” emotion is supposed to be happiness, the negative emotions that are needed to preserve will become unaccepted and the mindset of the pursuit of happiness will become lost. The American Dream is to find the pursuit of happiness and if it was not for struggling working people that did not have much happiness, there would not be the pursuit. Alex Acitman and Katy Steinmetz believe that “ all human beings come equipped” with the American codified pursuit of happiness ( Kluger 26).
This cause one’s self to isolate themselves and to avoid people. It is even said that people who isolate them self are more likely to die at an early age. The next disorder is almost the same as the last one, and it is referred to as antisocial personality disorder. The only difference is that this disorder make the person diagnosed not care about other. The person diagnosed does not care about others thoughts and feelings, and sometimes they can even use people they are close to for their own personal gain.
Procrastination can lead to an unsuccessful outcome because when stress and anxiety come in other problems do to like delaying your career or projecting building up a pile of things you were supposed to do or were going to do, this leads to emotional break down and consistently nailing yourself down and never feeling proud. Hating yourself for not completing things you could have easily done and giving up. Giving up is the most common thing people do, this leads to depression and other health risks. Drug abuse might even come in at this stage. Sometimes when our minds accept failure we tend to push our self-down and think we can’t do anything, so we give up.
Robber Barons were like robin hoods, but reversed. Instead of stealing from the rich to give to the poor, they would steal from the poor by giving the rich a discount on a product, then making that same product up for a poorer person (Whitehead, 2016). The Civil War has just ended. America is thrown into a time of industrialism that it wasn’t properly prepared for. Before all of the industrialism was put into the equation, we were a mess and with the industrialism, we were a disaster, just waiting to explode.
If one does not take pride in their appearance customers instantaneously think they do not care about their job and will most likely put off serving them to the best of their ability. Dressing poorly can encourages negative preconceived notions that customers may have about you. Negative effects such as complaints can occur when an employee has low levels of hygiene. Not ironing the work uniform, not showering before shifts and staying poorly-groomed can negatively affect customer relationship with workers, even though they may only be helping them for a few
You don’t get to spend much time doing what really makes you happy and that can make people have a pretty bad outlook on life over time. This can take a toll on people and have a real effect on how healthily your body functions, which will obviously effect your life span. Dicks 3 Now many say that people are choose to be lazy. That our health, living conditions, and productivity are the results of our life choices. What these people may not understand is that our society is somewhat forcing us to live this way.
Once the treatment is applied, the chances of the situation ever getting better are terminated completely. Many are not understanding that this is a permanent decision. (Winters1) Though this method eliminates pain and suffering, it also eliminates the individual as well. (To Live Each Day with Dignity4) There are various reasons why one would request this option. Some fear that they are a burden to others, suffer in the future, or will experience a loss of control.
So changing that kind of behavior would benefit you greatly. Another disruptive behavior is tardiness, that 's a whopping no-no. You could easily get kicked out of class or stripped from your job. That 's not a great habit at all, your boss/teacher will think that you 're displeased with your job and they would rather pay someone who comes early and gets their