nick haagsma Posted over 2 years ago What are some big social issues that need to be discussed, but aren't? Rampant consumerism. Growth comes only from increased consumption. At what cost? The real cost is time. When we measure our consumption in time rather than currency we will realize the real cost of the things we buy. Every purchase costs us time. Time that can`t be replaced. Do we really need a newer car, a bigger T.V? Or would the time taken to pay for that be better SPENT with family,friends etc. Our needs are small, our wants huge. The real price is the time we spend on enriching our masters rather than spending it on raising better kids. The most valuable thing we can give our kids is our time. Better we think in terms of do we really need it....or are there better things we can do with the time it will cost to pay for it?