Pac-Man & the Hungry Ghosts

Do you remember the 1980s video game, Pac-Man? The goal (I think) was for Pac-Man to eat all of the pac-dots in the maze. And sometimes, it seems, as though the culture in which we live thinks that the one and only goal of human beings is simply to consume more and more and more–especially during the shopping frenzy of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the Christmas holiday season. How can we resist believing and acting as though we are nothing more than “consumers” in a “consumer society”?