Weekend Shopping – Is it an Addiction or a Necessity?

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Most of us think that shopping is a necessary part of life. But in reality, we find that most of the shopping occurs out of greed! What is the remedy for this sickness of greed? Find the realities of modern shopping.

Weekends for shopping

Is weekend shopping a medicine for reducing depression? Most of us go for shopping during weekends. Do you think all of people go for shopping to purchase necessary things? For most of the people it is a hobby that gives them a kind of happiness. It is a relief from the routine work and worries of workplace and home.

Weekends for shopping

You can find the shops and stores more crowded during the weekends. Stores offer attractive discounts for the weekend sales and hook more people to boost their sales. People always have a list of necessities, comforts and luxuries to be purchased.

What is the reality?

Is today's shopping a necessity?

Shopping habit busts depression, grows the circle of friends and solves most of the family needs. For most of the people buying things is the quickest path to maintain health and to be eased of future. Have you not seen people saying, “I have purchased that thing, and so I need not worry about that hereafter”? You can find the advertisements focusing our minds in that way – relieving the worries of the mind!

What is the reality?

If you analyze, you can find that all things that are purchased are not quite essential for life. People just buy things just as an addiction – more dresses, more fancy things, cosmetics, luxuries and so on which are not quite essential for life. Just add purchases…Purchasing things adds only more things that fill our places. It gives a kind of satisfaction that we are full – like appeasement of hunger!

What is the remedy for this attitude of greed?

Shopping – an addiction of the materialistic world!

Personally, I feel that in the modern lifestyle shopping has become a common addiction. We add things just for as a fashion, which may not fulfill our needs but only our egoistic feelings! It can also be called as GREED! Yes, greed comes in a disguise – with a sugar coat of appeasing the senses. But it comes with a high cost, escalating debts, stress-related illness and straining family relationships.

What is the remedy for this attitude of greed?

Shopping in the modern lifestyle is a type of rat race of materialism. How can we find relief from this greed? Thank for the blessings that we already have. The attitude of gratitude is the remedy for greed. The attitude of gratitude cures that attitude of greed and anxieties in life. It is the cure for this stress-related sickness of the modern world!

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Addiction, Greed, Necessity, Routine Work, Sickness, Weekend Shopping

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
31st Mar 2015 (#)

Great article! I always shop on the weekends so I can stock up everything I need for during the week. I have a big family and I shop with coupons and I try to go where the sales are. I try to save money but it's not always easy. Great pictures.

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author avatar vpaulose
2nd Apr 2015 (#)

Weekends have become a shopping addiction dear Nancy

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
31st Mar 2015 (#)

It certainly was the case that we were addicted to shopping on Saturdays, then during the 90s and early 2000s this became a Saturday and Sunday event (even if we simply spent time window shopping), today we have broken that addiction, there are still times when the craving takes over, but it is much more limited (and normally with a specific purpose).

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author avatar vpaulose
2nd Apr 2015 (#)

Do you mean online shopping?

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author avatar M G Singh
31st Mar 2015 (#)

Very right VP, shopping is an addiction

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author avatar vpaulose
2nd Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you Madanji Where else do you write?

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author avatar brendamarie
1st Apr 2015 (#)

Very interesting article. There are many people who are addicted to shopping.

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author avatar vpaulose
2nd Apr 2015 (#)

I agree with you dear Brendamarie

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author avatar Retired
1st Apr 2015 (#)

Great post.

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author avatar vpaulose
2nd Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you dear Magnolia

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