Bill Maher Online Shopping is Killing Us … Emotionally, Psychologically
8/20/2022 6:11 AM PT
Bill Maher has a warning … online shopping is taking a not-so-hidden toll on America … and he makes a case that going OG shopping is better for your head and the planet.
The “Real Time” host went scorched earth on people who like to order 9 pairs of pants to find the one that fits just right … only to return the other 8. Those boxes go somewhere … yep, landfills, oceans … not good.
The visual tells the story … buy a small item, it comes in a big box. Buy 3 items … you get 3 big boxes. When you add it up, it’s kind of an environmental disaster.
And, then there’s the human toll … Americans don’t leave their homes like they used to because it’s easier to push a button than to start a car and drive to a mall. Thing is … Americans have become way more isolated, and it’s taking a mental toll, because we are social creatures who increasingly have stopped socializing.
Thing is … Kanye West may have figured all of this out with his latest creation at Gap stores … the containers in which you find his designs have attracted customers … people who might otherwise just sit on their sofa and order away.
Food for thought.