The Consumer Society

“The consumer society is constantly tempting us, all the time, to spend money we don’t have, to buy things we don’t need, for the sake of a happiness that won’t last. In fact, the consumer society, by constantly making us aware of what we don’t have instead of making us thankful for what we do have, has turned out to be the most efficient system yet devised for the manufacture and distribution of unhappiness.”

Interfaith Summit on Happiness