Monocycle: Episode 42, Consumption

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In this week’s episode of Monocycle, Malcolm Gladwell tackles the notion of consumption in 2016 — how we eat, how we engage with our Internet tendencies and whether or not, in spite of statistics that suggest millennials are acquiring less, we are addicted to material gain. I’m just kidding, Malcolm Gladwell is not in the building. It’s just me, Leandra, talking into her tiny booth about consumption.

I do break up the topic into the three aforementioned categories: food, shopping and Internet, but probably also go on to diminish any credibility tagged to my points given the sweeping statements that are subsequently posited about our generation, and how we’re different (for better or worse) because. Of. How. Much. We. Consume. All. The. Time. For a while, it sounds kind of cynical, but then I reel it back in with a dose of Diet Cherry Coke and optimism because frankly, if you only learn one thing from Man Repeller/Monocycle/me, I hope that it is this: cynicism is much easier than optimism, so do the right thing, which is always the hard thing, and force yourself to see the world through rose-colored glasses.

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In partnership with TheRealReal; shop today and get a 20% discount with code: ManRepeller. Monocycle is edited by Nicholas Quazzy Alexander. Logo illustration by Kelly Shami; photo via iStock.


Leandra M. Cohen

Leandra M. Cohen is the founder of Man Repeller.

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