Uncategorized - March 23rd, 2005
The urban culture is noted for its consumerism. But is it that bad?
Yes it makes people buy thing even though they might not need it and makes people work harder than they should be. Extreme consumerism often leads to natural resources depletion.
On the other hand, it drives national economy, helps reducing the ever growing unemployment rate, and improves overall public welfare. Remember that the massive growth of US’s economic in the 50s is due to consumerism, so is Japan. If Indonesia wants to improve is economic, it might have to rely on consumerism.
I, personally find it short-sighted if people said that consumerism is an evil thing. Like everything in the world, everything has it pros and cons. If I have to choose, I’d rather eat bakery-made bread, ready-to-wear clothes, and off-the-shelf soaps & detergents