Word of the Day: Affluenza

Got this from Investopedia. Affluenza could very well apply to the Philippine culture. Warning: it is contagious!

Term Of The Day: Affluenza


A social condition arising from the desire to be more wealthy, successful or to “Keep up with the Joneses.” Affluenza is symptomatic of a culture that prides financial success as one of the highest pursuits to be achieved. People said to be affected by affluenza typically find that the very economic success they have been so vigorously chasing ends up leaving them feeling unfulfilled, and wishing for yet more wealth – sometimes addicted to their economic pursuits.

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~Meryl Streep

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  1. […] be telling our own story.  We as a nation and as individuals are also over our heads in debt.  Affluenza has led to an addiction to […]

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