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First of all, Americans believe in competition, even when it comes to acquiring possessions. We feel like losers if we do not own the cars, appliances, clothes, and furniture our neighbors and friends own. (1), the Browns' four-year-old car will seem fine until the Smiths next door buy a brand-new model. Then the competitive instinct to stay ahead in the game sends the Browns out scouting the new car lots. (2), the competitive urge tells us that people’s success in life is measured by how much they own. (3), we admire those with the most material possessions, the ones who own three cars or enough shoes to fill a walk-in closet.
A (4) reason for our addition to consumer goods is the American belief that ‘‘new is better.’’ It is possible to fix a broken toaster, or mend torn clothing. (5), we prefer to throw out the old and buy the new. (6), we have junkyards and dumps bursting with the still-usable items we no longer want. Instead of reusing or recycling, which would make more economic sense, we throw away.
Finally, our buying habit is maintained and encouraged by advertisers. We are bombarded by TV and print ads that carry seductive messages.
(7) of these message is that buying a particular product—a stereo, a motorcycle, or a dishwasher, for instance—is all that is need to make the purchaser happy . (8) message is that buying a certain product will make the user a better, more attractive person.
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8 another參考資料： 我住北美快20年