Modern culture encourages consumption. We consume all the time. We consume food, we consume drinks. We consume all sorts of entertainment. The problem is that consumption often means over-consumption.
People who consume too much food become overweight. People who watch (consume) television for hours every day become lethargic. People who play video games for too long become addicted and have a need for the constant buzz provided by those games, or they’re “bored”.
Over-consumption encourages us to sit passively by and let the world feed our bodies and our brains. Many times, the more we consume the more we want to consume.
Over-consumption doesn’t just plague adults; it is a problem for children as well. A child that gets used to over-consuming early in life is being set up for a life of problems.