In scanning through articles, I came across a different take, written from a humanities grad student perspective. She makes the link between consumer culture and the book, taking off from Christian’s admission for the philosophy
Do you have a philosophy? If so, what is it?
I don’t have a philosophy as such. Maybe a guiding principle – Carnegie’s: ‘A man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.’ I’m very singular, driven. I like control – of myself and those around me.”
So you want to possess things? You are a control freak.
I want to deserve to possess them, but yes, bottom line, I do.
You sound like the ultimate consumer.
Read the article here.