You like shoes? Go buy shoes. It might even make you hap­pi­er. But a shoe is just a shoe. There is a kind of intel­lec­tu­al hon­esty to the purest brand of mate­ri­al­ism.

Turns out there is more than one kind of mate­ri­al­ism, and not all are equal­ly harm­ful.

The Lone­li­ness Loop: Why Feel­ing Sad Makes Us Shop and Shop­ping Makes Us Sad — Derek Thomp­son — The Atlantic

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Kars Alfrink

Kars is a designer, researcher and educator focused on emerging technologies, social progress and the built environment.