March 31

Shopping! Shopping! Stopping!


Wow! Does America shop a lot? Every time I go to a store to get something I need, I see thousands of people consuming. Consuming a lot, a lot of what they don’t need. I watched this video on my computer a few days ago called “The Story of Stuff”. I highly recommend this video to everyone.

It shows how much we consume and why. It has been something that has been on my mind for quite a while. My oldest daughter is always questioning me about the stuff I buy and where it’s made. If a nice shirt cost $9.99, you have to wonder how they made it so cheap. The cost aren’t cheap at all, it’s just who is paying for it, if we aren’t.

The video “The Story of Stuff” talks about how we watch TV, only to be told by the ad’s that we aren’t good enough because we don’t have the up and coming stuff. We work, watch TV, shop, sleep, work, watch TV, shop. It’s a viscous cycle. This video really helped me understand how TV makes me feel bad about myself, and since I’m all about building self-esteem in teenage girls and helping parents raise their teenage girl with confidence. I say monitor the TV your teen watches and watch this video “The Story of Stuff” with your teen. Healthy Happy Teens, isn’t that what we all want?

After you see it, let me know what you think. Debra