Social media debate: Shop till you drop?
Falah Gulzar, Staff Writer/ Gulf News
Do youngsters have a shopping addiction?
Largely, youngsters on social media have admitted to having a shopping addiction and how it affects their finances. However, there were those who deemed the habit unhealthy.
What part of saving money do my bills and shopping addiction not understand?
I have the worst shopping addiction known to man and what makes it worse is I only wear the same five things everyday! I have soooooooo much clothes, but I always end up wearing a t-shirt, a hoodie, boot cut jeans, and sandals.
I am admitting my shopping addiction. I always feel the need to add to my closet, and it needs to stop. I am making a promise to myself to not buy any clothing for one month (then we will see about two). Say a prayer.
I’ve had it up to here with your online shopping addiction.
Having a wardrobe makeover every time the seasons and trends change might not be foreign to some. While there are those who believe in having a conservative approach to purchasing, some say it’s emotional shopping, whereas some want to simply keep up with the latest trends. What makes people addicted to shopping? Gulf News readers discuss.
Emotional satisfaction: Some people have an emotional dependence with purchasing
I would say I was a shopping addict and would pretty much buy things on an impulse. I still do shop quite often but I always ask myself before a purchase – do I really need to buy this? Therefore, I would like to think I have become more conscious of my purchases, but this has happened after endless shopping sprees and seeing so much clutter and junk that I could not deal with it.I do refer to shopping as retail therapy as it does have an element of emotional satisfaction derived from the power of purchasing and the novelty of owning something brand new. When I am feeling extremely low, I end up buying something expensive and feel like I have filled in a void.
“When I am feeling extremely low, I end up buying something expensive and feel like I have filled in a void.”
Personally I feel online shopping has had a positive effect on people like me, going to the mall and window shopping has more often than not led me to purchase something I don’t need, but with online shopping, I only purchase things I particularly need.
From Ms Rabab Hussain
Public relations director based in Dubai