Consumerism in Brave New World
Consumption burns up the resources of the world and will soon lead to a decrease in the happiness of people. In Hillary Mayell's article, 鄭s Consumerism Spreads, Earth Suffers, Study Saysit is magnified that while consumption rates increase, our resources decrease which will lead to a drop in the level of happiness in people around the world. This article contradicts the vibe of Brave New World because in brave new world, the people are conditioned to hate the environment and base their lives around consumption. The Director explains, “Not so very long ago (a century or thereabouts), Gammas, Deltas, even Epsilons, had been conditioned to like flowers貿lowers in particular and wild nature in general. The idea was to make them want to be going out into the country at every available opportunity, and so compel them to consume transport.but after being questioned on why they are now conditioned to hate nature and flowers he replies, "We condition the masses to hate the country,but simultaneously we condition them to love all country sports. At the same time, we see to it that all country sports shall entail the use of elaborate apparatus. So that they consume manufactured articles as well as transport. Hence those electric shocks." This is much different from Hillary's point in her article because the director is focused on keeping consumption at a high level without the distraction of the low profit sights of flowers and hills. Hillary has a much different vibe in her article than the Brave New World does. Hillary is much more worried about the environmental consequences of over consumption and this makes perfect sense due to the fact that without the essential resources for life, we will no longer have anything to consume. Christopher Flavin makes an eye opening point when he says, This unprecedented consumer appetite is undermining natural systems we all depend on, and this is making it even harder for the world poor to meet their...
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