Affluenza in the Developed World. An Unhealthy Fascination with Wealth


Essay, 2018

5 Pages, Grade: 1,0

Anonymous


Abstract or Introduction

The western world has always been fascinated with the lifestyle of the wealthy. Affluenza in simple words can be defined as the painful, contagious and socially transmitted need to purchase more in order to gain status and happiness. It describes the extreme materialism and consumerism associated with the pursuit of wealth and success, often resulting in a life of chronic dissatisfaction, debt, overwork, stress and impaired relationships. It has also been used to refer to an inability to understand the consequences of one's actions because of financial privilege. The term was invented by critics of consumerism in the United States of America, derived from the words 'influenza' and 'affluence'.

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Title
Affluenza in the Developed World. An Unhealthy Fascination with Wealth
College
University of Ljubljana
Grade
1,0
Year
2018
Pages
5
Catalog Number
V453253
ISBN (eBook)
9783668855885
ISBN (Book)
9783668855892
Language
English
Keywords
affluenza, developed, world, unhealthy, fascination, wealth
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Anonymous, 2018, Affluenza in the Developed World. An Unhealthy Fascination with Wealth, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/453253

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