Advertising unashamedly fosters unhappiness with oneself and with one's possessions. In fact, the very purpose of advertising is to open up emotional vulnerabilities and make people feel that without this product they are defective.

The truth is that corporations exist only to make money and they're even legally compelled to proioritize making profits over competing interests such as the wellbeing of consumers. And there is no such thing as enough profit for the capitalist.