Are you a Mall addict?
Is buying things your idea of heaven?
Tell us all about it!
DO YOU SPEND, SPEND, SPEND...?
Here's some food for thought...
Teens... Some of you may like to shop for books, others to shop for
CD's, for some it is clothes and make-up, for others games. Many of
those things you may need or, at least, want a great deal but how many
of them do you buy just because it seems like everyone else is buying
them and you don't want to be left out?
Do you have to get whatever your friends have to avoid
feeling less important than them? If so, why? Because they actually
comment if you don't copy them or because you just believe that they
will think less of you? Or are you the one that has to be the first to
buy anything new that comes out? Why? Do you think it makes you a more
important person if you have the latest of everything?
Do you see happy young people in adverts and believe
that by buying the product they are promoting you'll become as happy and
glamorous as them? Is there any evidence that this works?
Does that designer clothing look good on you or do you
just wear it because it's the 'latest fashion' according to other
people? Do you get irritated with your parents when they say that a
'nameless' brand of the same item is of better quality and ten times
cheaper and that they can't understand why you waste so much cash on
Do you ever ask yourself whether you are a sheep or an
individual with free will? Do you think more of people who have a lot
than of those who do a lot?
YOU are the future of the world. What do you plan to
do with your future? Are you going to be a puppet and spend the rest of
your life slavishly following the marketing industry's dictates or are
you going to be a total individual, proud of your unique qualities?
We'd love to hear what you think about the global
sales of the things that you and all the rest of the world's teens are
having pushed at them from all sides...
That was really heavy going, wasn't it? Still, you may
be grateful, some day, for having been asked to think about it all.
Anyway, on a lighter note, are you good at cracking
codes? You can enter in a free prize
draw but first, you have to crack the code and send us the message
contained in our Flag Puzzle - you'll find it in Diversions