Review, Pages 2 (343 words)
Anna Quindlen’s “Things is Not Salvation” informs her experience and her view of consumerism of today’s time. She typically questions how individuals delight in consuming and are “mesmerized by low-cost consumer electronics and discounted toys.” I agree with her eye opening view points it even made me examination my own impulses. We don’t require materalistc “stuff” due to the fact that we are simply changing theses things and filling a void where real happiness should go. For instances
I had a uncle who would go to the local gas station and would purchase Dunhill lights cigarettes which costs .
25 a pack in which he would smoke that in a day and over a month it will cost him$127.50 and over a year it will cost him $1530.00. The cigarettes have ended up being an addiction for him, it resembled whenever I saw him he always had a cigarette in his mouth. He might have donated the money to a charity, or a church or even conserved the cash for a rainy day.
I have to admit, I am no different to frivolous spending. Just last week I stayed in line outside a best buy for 16 hours waiting for the new iPhone 5 to be released. After purchasing the phone for $650 dollars I instantly got buyer remorse. To me it looked just like the iPhone 4 with just a bigger screen, it made me think, “Why did I need a new phone?” My old phone was just fine. It made me wonder what could I have done if I saved that 0.
After reading this short story it made me look at my life in a new light. I am no longer going to buy the latests electronics or the new craze to make me happy. It made me appreciate what I have now and look at life what really matters and thats family, friends, laughter, not getting angry over the small things because in the end money is not everything just look at steve jobs wealth couldn’t not buy him health.