posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 02:49 AM
I don't think Mastercard or other businesses like it even needs to use a popular celebrity to lure teens or young adults into debt-it start with the
attitude of the parents,or the individuals who raised the young person.If teens and young adults are taught,by observation through their
childhood,that credit is the way to go,they propably see it as second nature,just the "way the world works".
If we as parents or caregivers feel the need to: have every latest gadget,the better car(though our current one is still just fine+gets us where we
need to go) A new lounge suite(because really! we've had this one for YEARS,and mom's So tired of it) the very latest cellphones/pods/pads/whatever
godeygad(because just now someone thinks im a loser if i use the model from 2 years ago,still) etc,etc...pity we cannot afford it-Oh
Wait-we Can-on credit-YAYYYYY!!!
Then OF COURSE those shallow,ridiculous materialistic attitudes+values will be absorbed by the young ones in the care of people who believe that its
imperative to keep up with the Jones's-or Mendozas or Smiths or O'Flanahans for that matter!!
What keeps the credit system afloat is materialism,and at its root is insecurity-and allowing other folks to make YOU feel like the loser for not
having things you most likely do not really need.