The Lifebabble team tackle issues important to young people. The team talk about material things and the pressure to have stuff.
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Today we're talking about the pressure to
surround ourselves with stuff. You know what I mean.
Often we fill our lives and spend our time and money on
material things to make us happy.
But do they really?
Everywhere we look, material objects seem to matter very much.
Sometimes what people own or wear seems to be more important
than who they actually are.
Sometimes people believe that if they have expensive or trendy things
it will make others admire them and gain friends.
Worrying you'll be judged by your friends for not having
the latest things can be upsetting.
If you are making or losing friends because of things you have
or don't have, how good a friend really are they?
Sometimes I feel quite pressured to have the latest ones,
especially at Christmas time, because you see everyone
posting pictures online of clothes and make-up.
But I'm not really bothered if I don't have them.
I'm happy with what I've got.
-I want it, I want it.
-You already have a cap.
It doesn't seem like you need that one as well.
I know, but everyone I know has more than one cap.
Buy, buy, buy.
I only have five quid and I don't really need another one.
If I don't need it, then I'm not going to buy it.
Ooh, another one!
I definitely don't have this one and so I'm just going to buy it.
Buy, buy, buy.
I'm saving my money for something that I really need.
EVERYONE I know has this one.
I'm just going to go ahead and buy it.
Buy, buy, buy.
For me, it's not what others have.
It's pretty simple.
Do I have it? No.
Am I going to do something with it? Yes.
Do I have the coin? Yes.
I'm going to buy it. Buy, buy, buy.
What really makes you happy?
It's probably not about the newest and most expensive things.
And, of course, not everybody can afford those.
Having a laugh, a chat,
doing fun things with family and friends, that builds relationships.
It's relationships and experiences that make us the most happy,
not just things.
The happiness you get from things may only last
just a short time, while the happiness you get from
a great experience will create memories that will last a lifetime.
I can't believe what some kids at my school spend on just stuff.
Most try to outdo each other.
Someone spent £300 on a pair of shoes and I know that I would
only spend that much money if they could make me fly.
# I see it in the store
# Walked past so many times before
# Everyone in school has it
# I know I can't live without it
# I know it will make me happy
# At least for a week or two
# Then again, can I afford it?
# All this money in my pocket
# I've saved for so long Could this be wrong?
# And it's my sister's birthday soon
# You know, I don't think I need it after all
# I'll save my money cos there's no hurry
# I don't want more stuff that I don't need. #
The Lifebabble team talk about material things and the pressure to have stuff! Parle appears in a Lifebabble video game for a 'do I really need it' sketch and Dr Aaron offers advice on what really makes us happy. Ollie sings a positive song on 'stuff' and how much we really need.