The industrialists had planned to create dissatisfaction decades ago to boost consumer demand. With the help of economists, PR agencies, advertisers and governments… they succeeded in creating the consumer society and made us ideal consumers for the factories and industrialization. Consumers are seen as the engines of growth.
This organized approach succeeded and made us dissatisfied and discontented… and caused unhappiness?
Yes more stress chasing after money and goods, more depression and mental disorders, and more suicides.
It also caused conspicuous overconsumption, waste, pollution, resource depletion, the climate crisis and mass extinction of species.
The consumer society is not a natural one, it was planned and organized and sold to us. Be mindful of this when you make your next purchase?