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If you are concerned with the status of consumerism overtaking our culture, then here are a couple things you can do about it.
-Be critical of advertisements.
-Know your budget before going into a marketplace.
-Expect to recieve all pertinent information before a transaction.
-Understand the company you are buying from, i.e. Are they fair trade? Environmentally friendly? Support your beliefs? or Do they give back towards charity that you would support?
-Encourage others to shop responsibly.
Stay away from debt.
-Delay gratification until the money is saved.
-Live within your means.
-Encourage others to stay away from debt.
Promote a generous economy.
-Shop at places that have a high standard of giving back to the community.
-Be a blessing to others through the generosity of your stuff.
-Live humbly, so you can give more.
-Encourage others to live in a generous economy.
As Buyers, what other ways can we promote a more sustainable consumerism?
What is Anti-Consumerism?
No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
"Some religions assert materialism interferes with connection between the individual and the divine, or that it is inherently an immoral lifestyle."
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