Shopping is slowly becoming a hobby to most, and it is something that is certainly unavoidable. It is very popular to have shopping as a hobby or as a means to kill time because it is something that can be easily done and is enjoyable. It is an activity that somehow activates the pleasure center of a person’s brain, and as such provides a feel of euphoria and has an addictive quality to it. Nevertheless, even in the midst of tough economic times, there is still growing number of people who are into shopping and is surely enjoying the activity without feeling the guilt afterwards.
Myriad of reasons exists as to why shopping is popular and why its popularity has not dwindled through the years. The influence of other people, of the popular media and the prevalence of online shopping has made shopping a worthwhile activity.
When your friends boast about their new shoes, or when your co-worker or classmate is showing off the new bag that he or she just bought, you will surely feel the envy to also get the product. There is that “it factor” when a person is able to buy new things, it makes the person appear cool in the eyes of many and it is the main reason why many people would also want to shop and buy new things. The influence that people who constantly shop have on those who don’t is very contagious, and there is no escape for many who are influenced. Someone with a new stuff, or who has just shopped have that potent sway to change the psyche of the people around him or her.
How shopping and having expensive and new items are portrayed on television also adds to the reason why many people are enticed to shop. Seeing stars looking their best and wearing something that looks good has that mesmerizing effect on the viewer’s making many people itching to shop.
On the other hand, the popularity that online shopping now has virtually as changed the realm of shopping. It is now very easy to shop for things over the internet, even with just the swipe and click of the finger. Just by sitting on the couch, one can actually purchase stuff from different parts of the world. There are no more hassles, and efficiency is better utilized and that is why a growing number of people are into online shopping these days.
In the end, shopping provides a way for you to experience how beautiful it is to have your hard earned money become tangible and become converted into something that is useful. Somehow, shopping has become a way to de-stress from the many daunting activities that you might be undergoing. It is an activity where you get to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, that by sparing a small amount of what you work hard for, you get the validation that you need to be pampered at times. Shopping has therefore become a short distance between two points: that is, you and happiness.