Would it not be great if you did not buy shit you do not need. It is more than likely that you own a lot of shit. Your life is full of shit that you do not need or use. I think that much of this shit is bad for you, me, and everyone else on the planet.
Without all this stuff to distract you, you are forced to search a little deeper to find out what the fuck it is you want to do with your life. Sometimes that leaves you staring into an abyss. Your shit is not going to fill the abyss, it will merely obscure it.
It is greed and envy that spurs on the material competition of life. You spend your life comparing yourself to others and getting into loads of debt in order to buy bigger and shinier than them.
All in search of some impossible life where you have the biggest, shiniest collection of stuff, wives, servants and donkeys and everything is perfect.
Greed is your excessive desire for more than is needed or deserved, not for the greater good but for your own selfish interest, and at the detriment of others and Society at large.
Greed is most commonly for food, money, possessions, power, fame, status, attention or admiration, and sex.
Deception is a common outcome of greed, as is envy and spite. Greed is also associated with negative emotional states such as stress, exhaustion, anxiety, depression, and despair, and with maladaptive behaviours such as gambling, scavenging, hoarding, trickery, and theft.
By overcoming reason, compassion, and Love, greed undoes family and community ties and undermines the very values on which Society and civilization are founded.
Greed may fuel the economy, but, as recent history has made all too clear, uncontrolled greed can also lead us unto a deep and long-lasting economic recession.
Moreover, our consumer culture continues to inflict severe damage on the environment, resulting in rising sea levels, more frequent extreme weather events, deforestation, desertification, ocean acidification, and species extinctions, among others.