Vain Consumerism

Certainly we must consume (some) stuff in order to live. We must consume energy, food, resources, coffee, wifi and the such.

But the problem is when we derive our self-worth and our self-esteem based on what we consume or purchase.

Vain meaning not ‘self-centered’ and ‘self-pompous’ but vain meaning VANUS in Latin (empty). This is the problem with vain consumerism, or vain things:

It leaves us feeling empty.

Isn’t the goal to feel whole and full, and over-flowing and over-abundant? Perhaps we can only feel truly thriving when we are actively creating, making, and building!