Today is Black Friday, the day that, as it marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the United States, has become a date associated with frenetic shopping and over-consumption.
Since this behavior has spread throughout the world, many organizations and groups are calling for a boycott that consists in not shopping during Black Friday. Although we support this type of initiative, the position of ecocivitas focuses on recommending citizens to think about shopping, not only during Black Friday or the Christmas season, but at all times.
If before buying something we take a moment to ask ourselves if we really need it or if the purchase will make us feel genuinely happier, it is easier and more effective to control impulses and unbridled attitudes such as those observed during Black Friday.
Due to the connection with the topic, we want to share a video entitled “Hapiness” created by a brilliant animator named Steve Cutts.
We hope you enjoy it and have a happy Friday!