17 Surprising Facts Caused by the Consumer Society That You'll Question Yourself After You Know

Minimalism is a view of life that everyone has been trying to adapt to their own life for different reasons, especially in these last years.
Minimalism is a view of life that everyone has been trying to adapt to their own life for different reasons, especially in these last years.
In fact, in 2015, matt d'avella directed a documentary on this subject called 'Minimalism: A Documentary on Important Things' and inspired many of us.

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As of January 1, 2021, 'The Minimalists: Less Is Now', another documentary about minimalism directed by Matt D'Avella, was released.
As of January 1, 2021, 'The Minimalists: Less Is Now', another documentary about minimalism directed by Matt D'Avella, was released.
In the documentary, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus actually talk about how the essence of life is based on minimalism, and that our habits of consumer society exhaust not only our pockets, but also us mentally.

Millburn and Nicodemus say that throughout the documentary, few items will bring much peace and happiness in direct proportion.
Millburn and Nicodemus say that throughout the documentary, few items will bring much peace and happiness in direct proportion.
In doing so, they also offer interesting data from each other. For example, an ordinary American citizen had 300,000 items in his house! Actually, it's something we all need to stop and think about. There are thousands of data like this that make us think, 'What am I doing' or 'Why do I have so much stuff?' If you want, let's look at this data, which makes our eyes open, together with the details:

1. The average American woman has at least 30 different outfits, one every day of the month. In 1930, that number was only nine...
The average American woman has at least 30 different outfits, one every day of the month. In 1930, that number was only nine...
In addition, the average American family spends $1,700 a year on clothes.

2. The average size of homes in America has nearly tripled in the last 50 years.
The average size of homes in America has nearly tripled over the past 50 years.

3. But still people can't fit in their homes! 1 in 10 Americans have been renting extra storage space in the last four decades.
But still, people can't fit in their homes! 1 in 10 Americans have been renting extra storage space in the last four decades.
4. Many home has more TVs than there are people. Besides, these TVs stay on 1/3 of the day.
A lot of the house has more TVs than there are people. Besides, these TVs stay on 1/3 of the day.
5. There is no room for vehicles in 25% of the double garages of homes in America. 32% have room for just one vehicle.
There's no room for vehicles in 25% of the double garages of homes in America. 32% have room for just one vehicle.
People also use their garages for storage, you see...

6. 12% of the world's population currently living in North America and Western Europe account for 60% of private consumption expenditures.
Currently, 12% of the world's population living in North America and Western Europe account for 60% of private consumption expenditures.
1 in 3 living in South Asia and Africa is only 3.2% of that rate!

7. Shopping malls are more than high schools!
Shopping malls are more than high schools!

8. Storage spaces in the U.S. are five times the number of Starbucks! There is currently 7.3 square meters of personal storage space for every man, woman and child in the country.
Storage in the U.S. is five times the number of Starbucks! There is currently 7.3 square meters of personal storage space for every man, woman and child in the country.
9. According to research, we spend a total of 3,680 hours, or 153 days, in our lives searching for lost items.
According to research, we spend a total of 3,680 hours, or 153 days, in our lives searching for lost items.
10. About 40% of food in America goes to waste.
About 40% of the food in America is wasted.
11. The average American throws away 65 kilos of clothing a year!
The average American throws away 200 pounds of clothes a year!
Besides, half the Americans save almost no money.

12. In England, a 10-year-old has an average of 238 toys but only plays with 12 a day.
In England, a 10-year-old has an average of 238 toys but only plays with 12 a day.

13. Although 3.1% of the world's children live in america, 40% of toys purchased worldwide are purchased by US citizens.
Although 3.1% of the world's children live in the United States, US citizens buy 40% of toys purchased worldwide.
14. More money is spent on fashion in America than on college tuition. The money spent on shoes, watches and jewelry only is $100 billion!
In America, more money is spent on fashion than college tuition. The money spent on shoes, watches and jewelry only is $100 billion!



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