Still not happy (2)
Still not happy
First, it's a cartoon drawn by Polyp. After that, this cartoon is available on his cartoon website : polyp.org.uk. This cartoonist has also written a book : 'Speechless', which is a book without words, only cartoons.
Then, a man is standing on a pile of stuff he bought such as a car, a house, a mobile phone, a camera, a dryer, snickers, a bike, a razor, a hairdryer, golf clubs, microwaves, a DVD player, a TV set, a watch ...
Next, we know what he thinks thanks to a thoughtful bubble where we can read : 'Shit. I'm still not happy'.
Even if he owns all these things, the man doesn't seem happy, and he thinks so! So we can say although he has certainly lots of money (because he bought a lot of expensive things), and he obtains everything he wants, he is still sad. A famous proverb can be applied here : 'money cannot buy happiness'. Moreover, the man is alone : maybe he wants to forget his loneliness by buying useless things, but it doesn't work !
Finally, we think this cartoon is a really good one to illustrate over-consumption nowadays because this man represents people like you and me ; he's a bit like Mr Everybody because even if he buys many and expensive things, he's still not happy : that's not what he needs !
Wafa and Justine
Tags: over consumption, cartoon, polyp
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