If we actually want this to stop rather than keep it around so we can judge it, its important to take responsibility for any role we play in it– from fostering an atmosphere with our own family/friends that emphasize the presents over presence, to how we shop ourselves.
Have a family member that leaves early or doesn’t come at all? Saying “anything you get me I’ll return” and sticking to it –even if its something really awesome that you wanted–will make that less attractive for them.
Because this is so out of control, it is pushing us to figure out what our values are, what we really want, and then live our lives accordingly, recognizing that its all connected.
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