Sunday, April 23
THIS WEEK’S LESSON
What are some past consumer crazes that seem odd or funny today?
If nothing immediately comes to mind, watch “The Tickle Me Elmo Craze” (3-min video) to see a news story about the year that many American parents were desperate to get a Tickle Me Elmo doll for their kids.
- How many of the kids who got a Tickle Me Elmo doll do you think still valued it three months later?
- Can you think of any other examples of something that was so trendy it seemed essential and later no longer seemed that way?
Other examples include:
- Cabbage Patch dolls
- American girl dolls
- Beanie babies
- Pokemon cards
- Fidget spinners
One way to avoid getting caught up in a desire to own something that later seems worthless is to live simply.