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In contemporary society, purchasing popular products is increasingly becoming a common phenomenon. But meanwhile, many people believe we are buying more and more useless goods simply because other people have them. Personally, I maintain this is quite true and the reason behind it is obvious.
First of all, it is generally accepted that we are prone to be influenced by others. We would not be delighted if we do not own whatever others own. For example, when my father realized most of our neighbors have more than one car, he began to plan to purchase another car even if he did not really need another one. This offers an illustrative example validating the influence is crucial among people. This case is not rare, in reality, we are frequently affected by others behavior, others activities and others situation.
Besides, another reason to explain why I believe we are buying excessive goods because others buy them is we are psychologically craving to enjoy a high standard of life compared with other people. Our minds may be filled with a sense of failure as long as we find we have lost some articles while other people have already owned. I have just read a study published in a Japanese Journal of Higher Psychological Research where a psychologist highlighted that in his experience, the sense of lacking important products would lead to depression.
Last but not least, there are so many commercial around us that we are always encouraged to buy more and more products. Most of the time we can calm down and pick up what we really want, however, sometimes we still buy things impulsively as a result of the advertising or the persuading saleswomen. According to a poll made by a number of journalists in my city, more than 80% of the consumers admit they have the experience of shopping without reason.
Apparently, nowadays we often buy excessive worthless goods as a consequent of we know others buy them.
Undeniably, the majority of products we have brought is essential for us and even those activities of purchasing useless things contribute to the market economy. Nevertheless, I am convinced that it seems highly advisable for us to pay attention to this phenomenon and carefully plan to buy things properly.
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