After the festivities, we’ll have some time to ourselves, playing tennis in the morning, sailing in the afternoon, reading on the beach, and eating clams for supper. I plan to stop by the International Tennis Hall of Fame as well. It’s a Newport treasure!
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What Women Signal with Designer Handbags and How Can We Make It More Sustainable?
In other words men use luxury products to hunt (women), while women use them to protect the nest. The interest in understanding the link between social physiology and our attraction to material things dates all the way to 18th century philosopher and economist Adam Smith . Back in his days it was the linen shirt, as you can read in his 1776 iconic book The Wealth of Nations : A linen shirt, for example, is, strictly speaking, not a necessary of lifeBut in the present times, through the greater part of Europe, a creditable day-labourer would be ashamed to appear in public without a linen shirt, the want of which would be supposed to denote that disgraceful degree of poverty. So almost 250 years later, the principal hasnt changed that much we still use material objects to overcome social anxiety. Back then workers signaled they were not poor by wearing a linen shirt, and now women signal my man is loyal so dont even think about it to other women by carrying a Gucci handbag. Yet, the problem is that nowadays this behavior feeds an unsustainable consumer society, where as economist Prof. Tim Jackson described it , We are encouraged to spend money we dont have on things we dont need to create impressions that wont last on people we dont care about. The question is, how we can change this phenomenon, given that the planet will not support limitless consumption.
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