Ian Frazier All Consuming Patriotism
Frazier raises contradicting points in his report about the gaps between consumers
and citizens. The main one being that he says how he shops a lot, buys things he doesn’t
need, and shops more if he asked by the government. He says “I happen to be a bad
shopper-nervous, uninformed, prone to grab the first product I see on the shelf and pay
any amount for it and run out the door.” At the end of his report, Frazier says, “Citizen is
honorable; shopper is not.” Now one would believe it would make sense to buy what is
necessary and save money for better use such as college for one’s children or for
retirement. There are many more uses for money rather than the approach Frazier’s wife
takes as she “immediately transfers one wrongly purchased item after another directly into
the garbage can.” As started by Frazier this wasteful action could be turned into
something much more giving such as donations to a food pantry. In conclusion, people
like Frazier could try a little harder to bring the honor of shoppers like him, up to the level
of honorable citizens.
I think he could bring the honor shoppers up by not spending frivolously and by
Taking time to make a decision about what to buy and if it’s appropriated time to buy
That specific item. Citizens have a level of honor in things such as voting for example.
Most people do not just vote randomly and carelessly. They take all angles into
Consideration before making their final decision. This is an honorable thing.
This essay is focused around the idea of that makes you a good citizen in
The eyes of our government. In my opinion, I believe that the author took it a bit far
When he talked about crying while grocery shopping because he is working himself into
An even bigger debt, just to