1. Why do people buy things that are not necessary?
Well, I guess for some reason, many people equate more stuff with more security. But just because you have more stuff doesn't necessarily mean you can't lose it to a fire or a freak accident. Or maybe it’s because people are just in the habit. Some people shop because they like to look around. If you're one of those, realize that you probably have a shopping habit you need to break. Think about it. If you can't think of anything you need right now, why put a whole bunch of stuff in front of your eyes that you'll want to purchase?
2. Is consumption important to a country?
Yeah definitely. Consumption is the beginning of all human economic activities. A man feels a desire and then he makes an effort to satisfy it. When the effort has been made, the result is the satisfaction of the want. Consumption also means the satisfaction of human wants. A farmer plows the land and produces crops laborers work in factories and produce goods so as to get satisfaction from the consumption of goods. So you can see that consumption is the beginning of all economic activities. And... Consumption is not only the beginning of all economic activities; it is also the end of all economic activities. Suppose a man is hungry and he starts preparing his food. Economic activities begin with it. After preparing food, when he consumes it, all economic activities which were started with the preparation of food, come to an end.
3. What thing do young people like to buy?
Well... I think young people spend a majority of their cash on fashion. They want to keep the pace with their peers and they want to look smart. And I think smartphones and Apps are also what young people like. Expensive smartphones are a status symbol these days. So are the cool apps that go along with them. And I find it popular to buy live concert tickets among young people to listen to either classics or pop song music made by their favorite musicals. Yeah, that’s probably pretty much about it I guess. I can’t think of any other things now.
4. What should parents do when their children ask for things their friends have?
Well, I think it depends. If the thing is not that expensive, and it is good for the children’s development, or it can simply make them happy, I think it would be not a big deal if the parents realize their children’s wish. I remember that when I was a girl, my neighbor had a very fancy toy and I remember how happy I was to have a similar one. But if it’s something super expensive and the parents cannot just afford it, then it would be better, to tell the truth to the children and let them know that they just can’t get everything they want.