05 Dec '11, 11pm

The High Price of #Materialism?

VIDEO: The High Price of Materialism In this short animation, psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America's culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that "the good life" is "the goods life," they not only use up Earth's limited resources, but they are less happy and less inclined toward helping others. The animation both lays out the problems of excess materialism and points toward solutions that promise a healthier, more just, and more sustainable life. To watch the video, click below or visit: http://youtu.be/oGab38pKscw To learn more about the relationship between materialism and well-being, read our August 2011 interview with Tim Kasser, "Consumerism, Values, and What Really Matters ." For a list of sources for the studies referenced in the video, click here . "The High Price of Materialism" was produc...

Full article: http://www.newdream.org/resources/high-price-of-materialism

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