Shopping has become a favorite pastime among young people.
Why do you think is that? Do you think they must be encouraged to do other things rather than shopping?
Shopping is becoming increasingly popular leisure activity among youngsters. Some people feel the sense of achievement if they shop because buying is considered physical and mental exercises. From my point of view, motivating teenagers to explore other alternative activities such as education and training is more beneficial than shopping.
These days, it is worth noting that young individuals developed an interest in shopping. Many stores recognized that young population like to shop. Today’s generation of people born between 1980 and 1996, known as Millennials, are almost the same from previous generations. They are buying things and clothes because of a fast-paced digital world and constant changing of fashion. They find satisfaction in wearing trendy clothes and owning new gadgets which they like. Another reason is scarcity impulse, Millennials winning factor is price especially when an item is on sale. When they see offers, the scarcity impulse kicks in.
Similarly, buying goods can be fun and fulfilling but can also leads to significant financial stresses. Young person who is just starting out in life tend to experience difficulties in managing the urge of spending. As a result, some of them buried into debt because they are lack of wisdom of exercising delayed gratification. On the contrary, if young generation grow up working in their education to keep moving up instead of spending time in shopping then potentially they will become more productive and empower. Education helps people understand their purpose as a human being and to tap individuals latent talent that can sharpen their skills.
To sump up, although shopping sprees offer health benefits and enhance individuals mood. However, becoming a shopaholics can results to a harmful consequences such as financial problems. Therefore, adults should motivate youngsters to put more emphasis in getting high grades than going out to malls.
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