I’ve never been a good consumer. I’ll purchase what I need for specific purposes – food, shelter, clothing, learning.
I sit in awe and wonder at the amount of goods and media we consume. This isn’t natural. We end up chasing these things.
It’s also dangerous, those who are in the “creative industries” must find a way to work without necessarily buying into (no pun intended) the industrial nature of the business. Otherwise they, too, will be consumed.