So. Much. Stuff.
In the United States, many face struggles with overconsumption. People interact with a marketplace that evolves rapidly with product and advertising, leading to overwhelming and often unconscious consumption patterns.
"the history of consumerism shows that there is a relationship between changes in culture and changes in consumption patterns [increases]…these changes move away from communal values toward individualism and materialism"
Jonathon Chapman, Emotionally Durable Design