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Do you sometimes feel that your possessions are running your life? Are the things you're consuming actually consuming you?
As Annie Leonard details in The Story of Stuff, Americans live in a world of excess and spend a considerable amount of time shopping. At the same time, there's no sign that owning more things makes people happier. In fact, research shows the reverse is true.
Here is an infographic from mastersinhumanresources.org that illustrates how we are absolutely being controlled by our stuff.