Kyle Tucker - Kyle Tucker Economics Per 3 What is Affluenza The literal definition of affluenza is a psychological malaise supposedly affecting wealthy

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Kyle Tucker Economics Per. 3 1-23-2017 What is Affluenza? The literal definition of affluenza is, “ a psychological malaise supposedly affecting wealthy young people, symptoms of which include a lack of motivation, feelings of guilt, and a sense of isolation”. In a simpler sense, it is a feeling of discontent caused by an overabundance of wealth and/or material items. This feeling of discontent is said to make those it affects feel the need to get more material things just so they can feel accepted by their peers. Many teens struggle with the desire to fit in, and buying the newest fad helps boost one’s status in the teenage world. Those who aren’t able to get these items are cut off from the popular crowd. Affluenza seems like a very real thing, but most people seem to not know where

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