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Kieran Preissler

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The Culture of Want; the Now generation

It is becoming more and more clear that my generation, the generation that is starting to graduate from high school and enter this world, has become a generation based on instant gratification. Although that is nice, I think that it devalues many, otherwise very valuable, products and experiences. My friend has an iPhone but just as soon as the newest version of the phone was released, he was quick to toss aside the magical machine that he had once been in awe of. Like my friend, many people don't have enough time to discover the endless array of innovative apps that are available for download.


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    Feb 9 2012: As Krishnamurty said, we are programmed. The program offered to our society during the last 60 years has been about "Consumming". Television openned up to commercial that will invite you to have just anything proposed in a way that there have been parallel between having and being. Thus, wanting to be mutated into wanting to have, conclusion: I am if I have. So it has become "legitmate" to want everything and now. A real dilemma...

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