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#26B THE MORE IS BETTER MENTALITY

I often prefer things or experiences that are bigger, louder, longer, stronger, faster, with more power or more features.  (Note: Often such a “more is better” mentality is part of a “knows no limits” mindset. Sometimes "macho" arrogance, excess, and waste are part of this, typically humble pleas for restraint are not!)

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

defends and/or engages in Conspicuous Consumption  

defends right to and/or lives in large house (McMansion) 

drives SUV or large truck, defends right to do so vs. critics

not concerned about Obesity

summary Wikipedia article: none

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 1213

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 108

Related Words, Beliefs, Background -- 33 entries                Songs!               Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book

playing  card related:  these are spade diamond worldview themes: individual <---> nature             card #26 concise description   

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #26B: The More Is Better Mentality

Super Size Me (from online encyclopedia about the documentary film and related cultural trend)
Spoiled Child (from online encyclopedia)
Worldview Watch issue #48, posted 3/04/2016 How what Trump is saying resonates with the worldview of those who vote for him
Living Ever Larger--How Wretched Excess Became a Way of Life in Southern California, by Patrick Kiger
Too Much (website providing "commentary on excess and inequality")
Interplanetary Settlement—The World is Not Enough --Human Colony on Mars (report from The Economist October 1 2016)
"I despise lotteries, but I bought four Powerball tickets anyway. I’m weak." by P. Dvorak  (Jan 2016 commentary on $1.3 billion lottery from The Washington Post)
"The Neiman Marcus Catalogue: Hold the Myrrh" (article about Xmas shopping excesses from The Economist Oct 18 2014)
"How Mega Millions Became a $586 Million Phenomenon" (Dec 16 2013 USA Today story on a lottery with super jackpot payoff)
"Supercharged 2015 Chevy Corvette..." (Jan 15 2014 article/video about the 625 Hp sports car)
"Land of the Corporate Giants" (article from The Economist Nov 3 2012)
"Technology Advances, Humans Supersize" by P. Cohen (health & human evolution,  2011 NY Times article)
"Tiger Woods Ex-Wife Bulldozes $12 million Home" by Shane Bacon (Jan 5 2011 Yahoo Sports article)
"Forget Frugality, Focus on Earning More" by Ramit Sethi (Apr 28 2011 NY Times article)
"Our Super-Sized Kids--How America's Children Packed on the Pounds, by Jeffrey Kluger (article in Time June 23 2008)
Book Review of Better Not Bigger, book by Eben Fodor
I Love My SUV, by Ray Keating
I Love My SUV Despite Its MPG, by Colin Hurlock, editor at MSNBC
Chasing the SUV Vote
"The Politics of Very Big Trucks" (October 6 2012 article in The Economist)
The Big Screen (a Stanford student's prank / commentary)
People of Plenty: Economic Abundance and the American Character, by David M. Potter (read at Google Books)
A Man in Full, by Tom Wolfe (American consumer excess is major theme in this 1998 novel; from online encyclopedia)
American Mania -- When More is Not Enough  (book by director of UCLA Neuropsychiatric Inst.)
Feature Fatigue -- When Product Capabilities Become Too Much of a Good Thing (J. of Marketing Research article)
Quirky Foes and Owners of Invading Monster Mansions (NY Times book review of Rattled and Lapham Rising)
quotes about excess and related topics

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"As you shop in "The Reality Marketplace" avoid spending your "reality cash" too early,  before you have seen everything. " 
from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows.

 
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