The process by which individuals attempt to fill their spiritual and/or emotional emptiness through the acquisition and later consumption of material objects.
See also: retail therapy
Grace: You and I, we have to stay focused. You know how sharks are eating machines? We are shopping machines. That means all we do is shop, and poop. Shop, and poop. Got it? So what are we going to do now?
Nathan: God, I hope it's shop.