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Christine Choi is a junior at Shaker High School

Society’s wastefulness is a sign of our selfishness

Christine Choi
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Christine Choi
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Although it’s a recurring theme, humans are wasteful. And not only are they wasteful, humans are selfish. Waste can be classified into two different categories. The first, “conspicuous waste,” is using money on superfluous purchases, consuming large amounts of resources and personally driving everywhere. The second, “inconspicuous waste,” is actually a subcategory of conspicuous waste, but distinguishes actions that aren’t even considered to be wasteful. For example, in many houses multimedia players and speakers are ...

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