The American Temptation

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I often hear the questions “Have you gotten the new iPhone 5s” or “Did you see the sale at H&M for their new clothing line?” Questions such as these and advertisements drive Americans to go nuts to get the newest, the biggest, and the best. I live in America and have seen the advancement of technology, fashion, and even social media throughout my entire life. Being one of the richest and highest consumerist countries in the world, I believe America has grown to be more materialistic than ever and have placed these goods so far above that we may be blinded to what may be a collapsing future.
Today, we are living in a society where we are constantly going around shopping and buying things. The American nation has slowly come to the point of acquiring “stuff” that we do not necessarily need but want' class='brand-secondary'>want. Growing up, my parents taught me to be grateful for the things I have. We lived in a middle class suburban home, owned two cars, and my parents both worked two full time jobs, which paid for our home, food, and education. I was born in America, but my parents were immigrants. With this, I ...
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