Is consumption an economically positive trend? What about its ecological aspects? How can the term be understood?
As an introduction, please read the definition at:
Now, it’s time for a historical overview.
What minimalism really looks like...
Please watch the video below and discuss the following issues with a partner or put them in writing.
- How many items of clothing (including pairs of shoes/boots) do you own? Do you think it’s enough? Could you cut that number in half? If so, what would you do with the clothes you don’t need/like anymore?
- What are the things that you and your peers currently consider “cool”, things that let others see that you are a valuable person? Air Pods? A new iPhone? The right labels on your clothes?
- How important is it to your peers that you have “the right stuff”? Can you earn their respect by owning expensive/cool objects?
- What does it mean to be a minimalist? Would you like to be one?
America's Dopamine-Fueled Shopping Addiction
Please watch the video below with the subtitles turned off and try to find the meaning of the expressions/words in the table below with a partner. If neither of you knows the meaning, look the words up in a good learner’s dictionary such as: https://www.learnersdictionary.com/
Buying a lot of things (and usually opening them in a video)
stalk the aisles
a dopamine hit
despite being surrounded by abundance
returning has become more of a hassle
donate to thrift stores
a bleak future
Watch the video below and listen to the lyrics.
What are threats of modern society are portrayed here?
What are the solutions, in your opinion?