Comment: Consumption is the ultimate purpose of all economic activity.

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Consumption is the ultimate purpose of all economic activity.

We save and produce only because that will eventually yield us more consumption, not because we like saving and producing for their own sake. I think that's all the OP meant.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."