Consequently, many individuals feel "overstimulated" or alienated by consumerism, which resonates with my own experience. I find it often hard to connect with people, as people constantly worship money like a God. It is important to note that money is necessary for some happiness, as it covers essential psychological needs like food, water, and shelter. However, once those needs are met, happiness does not necessarily increase. In fact, excessive wealth can potentially worsen happiness.
However, overconsumption does have its benefits, as it translates into increased corporate profitability. Greater profitability leads to higher incomes and increased production. Therefore, more income leads to more spending, thus more demand and the cycle repeats.
While advertisements can sometimes be overwhelming, it is necessary to sustain our current economic system. If the effectiveness of advertisements were to decline, it would likely result in reduced wages and production due to a decrease in demand. However, this comes at the expense of society's mental health and promotes a culture of superficiality.
Having a balance between economic growth and well-being is crucial for a sustainable and fulfilling society.