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    nicest possessions. It has been said that Americans are no longer trying to keep up with the Joneses, and instead looking at celebrities and the characters they portray in films or on television and therefore expect to have greater, more expensive possessions. Americans today do in fact look at celebrities and the characters they portray and expect more possessions, but also still do try and keep up with the Joneses. Ever look at your neighbor’s new car and want one of your own? It is still very

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    that you have it to . According to “Keeping up with the Joneses,” people compare themselves to a neighbor and strive to accumulate the same material goods. This story relates to the American dream because it shows that if African Americans see how well life is for the immigrants after they achieve their American dream they would want to put forth a big effort into achieving and getting the same thing. Because “Keeping up with the Joneses” tells how the Joneses kept expanding they made more and more

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    “The Joneses?” This movie should have been given a totally different title. As a matter of fact, “Keeping Up With The Joneses” would have been a more suitable title; except, that name has already be given to another movie. “The Joneses”, focuses on the life of the Joneses, an extremely wealthy family as they transition into an affluent suburban neighbourhood. The 96-minute drama written by Derrick Borte is a movie that makes numerous unexpected twists and turns that catch the viewer off-guard;

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    appear to be filthy rich and happy have majority of American 's "keeping up with the Joneses". The phrase refers to the grand lifestyle of the Joneses who by the mid-century were numerous and wealthy, thanks to the Chemical Bank and Mason connection. It was their relation Mrs. William Backhouse Astor, Jr who began the "patriarch’s balls", the origin of "The Four Hundred", the list of the society elite who were invited. By then the Joneses were being eclipsed by the massive wealth of the Astor’s, Vanderbilt’s

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    Consumerism Causes Unhappiness

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    demonstrated, was vanishing. Why are we killing ourselves this way? In large part, Schor argues now, we work so that we might spend. Americans are engaged in an intensifying "national shopping spree" rooted in competitive emulation--keeping up with the Joneses on a manic scale. "We are impoverishing ourselves," she writes, "in pursuit of a consumption goal that is inherently unachievable." Corrosive consumerism, of course, has existed as long as envy and avarice. Look at the pharaohs' pyramids

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    The expression, “Keeping up with the Joneses” a very common quote that, Juliet Schor, used in her work, The New Politics of Consumption, could not fit a society more. The average household debt excluding mortgage is estimated fifteen thousand dollars, eight thousand of that debt comes from credit cards. (Paul Bannister, bankrate.com) Credit cards are becoming a huge problem in our society that it is affecting more than just consumerism. It’s affecting the way we live. Everywhere public place you

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    Defying the expectation is hard to do in a world so set in its ways. The only way through dark times is with the immersion of light and as Edith Wharton once said herself, “there are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” It was her privileged lifestyle that shaped her view of social class and as a writer it pushed her toward her social realist style, thus allowing her to depict the truths hiding in plain sight. Communication baffles even those who get paid

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    and love. A great example of this is Christmas. Usually, when I was younger, I tended to make a huge list of presents that I wanted Santa to bring me under the Christmas Tree. I couldn’t sleep at all on Christmas Eve night because I was so psyched up about what Santa, and eventually, my parents would get me. As I got older, I started to get less and less antsy and asked for fewer gifts. Now, since I entered high school, I don’t even bother making a list. Instead, I tell my parents maybe one or two

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    through the U.S. This disease is called affluenza it is very contagious and once infected with the disease it is difficult to unseat. Affluenza us characterized as an unhealthy relationship with money, swollen expectations and trying to keep up with the Joneses. Affluenza creates stress, bankruptcies, and causes problems in relationships. Although, there are some people who have a different definition for affluenza. Many people find affluenza to be a rich man's disease and have responded by suggesting

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    particularly in the U.S. This disorder is called "Affluenza" it is very catching and once polluted with the disease it is difficult to be overthrown. "Affluenza" is characterized as an unhealthful connection with money, blown up hopes and tiresome efforts to keep up with the Joneses. "Affluenza" creates anxiety, bankruptcy, and becomes the reason of several problems in associations. Even though, there are some people who have unlike definitions for "Affluenza". Many people find "Affluenza" to be a rich

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