Archive for July, 2015

Stuffocation. Why we’ve had enough of stuff and need experience more than ever. James Wallman

An electronics store in a shopping mall in Jak...

Stuffocation. Why we’ve had enough of stuff and need experience more than ever. James Wallman.  2015. ISBN 978081299760.  Quite a thoughtful and thought provoking book. It is as appropriate to boomers as well as millennials.  The thesis is that consumerism for its own sake is no longer what we should strive for.  Having too much stuff is emotionally and psychologically bad for us. The author proposes that we move to meaningful experiences vs getting more stuff. He does a good job of explaining how we got this way and what it does for us as a country and personally.  Consumerism was created to meet the needs of a problem, of over production.  We were trained into this.  Enjoy this book . It is clearly written with a well thought out thesis and adequately furnished with relevant case studies.  I enjoyed the book.