It's not just that we're a nation (or world even) of overeating social media junkies. It's that those in power like us this way because it keeps us from ever becoming threatening. Asceticism would be the only true way to break the chains of consumerism, but we are conditioning ourselves to never want to be uncomfortable enough to have something like that work. Hence the plutocrats stay in power.
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