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What are THE NINE WONDERFUL reasons why materiali$m is SO GOOD, even GREAT?

  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    What are THE NINE WONDERFUL reasons why materiali$m is SO GOOD, even GREAT?

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    Joshtheplumberposted 2 years ago

    9 things this time, huh? How clever.

    Let's see...

    You can get all the ladies

    You eat all the gourmet food you want

    You can buy anything you want

    You can take all the vacations you want

    You can do whatever you want to people that piss you off

    You can always get better stuff than your neighbors

    You can hold your head up high because you know how awesome you are

    Hmm... Sorry... I can only think of 7 for some reason

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      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer INDEED!

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    TheBizWhizposted 2 years ago

    You know, I am not a very materialistic person, at least not by today's standards, but I am sure there is something good that can come of it.

    Materialism can be a positive or negative motivator, just like anything that motivates people. When someone is motivated, they can do wonderful things for themselves and others as long as that motivation does not tempt them to do something unethical. As long as the materialism does not turn into greed, then that should not become a problem. One can be materialistic without becoming greedy, but there is a fine line that should not be crossed and most people cannot handle the temptation.

    All in all, I think we all have things that motivate us to be productive, whether it is mastering a craft, creating a legacy, or acquiring material things. As long as we do not let our motivation turn into pride, envy, and/or greed, then our accomplishments can be for the good of all instead of only for ourselves.

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      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      This answer looks at the economic and humanistic benefits of materialism. A+ answer !

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      TheBizWhizposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome sauce! Thank you for this award!!!

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    chuckandus6posted 2 years ago

    personally i dont see any good in materialistic people, because while being in love can make you feel tingly and ten feet high and adventure can make you feel alive, Watching my child be inspired by simple things that i forget inspires me but there is nothing that i could buy that can make me feel this way.so I am happy to be a simple person and watch materialistic people surround themselves with meaningless objects and i will surround myself with the ones i love.

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      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      People who aren't materialistic prefer to live in socioeconomic struggle, poverty, and want. They do not want socioeconomic success, having a poverty mindset, consciousness, culture & psychology.  Very sad indeed.

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      chuckandus6posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I dont struggle to live, i do live. and my non materialistic attitude is not sad it.is.what.makes me who i am.i  i am very happy  when i have money to blow and very.happy  when i dont so you tell me which is.sadder and who is.needing all the time.

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      TheBizWhizposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I recently heard a great quote: "Money does not guarantee happiness, but poverty guarantees unhappiness."

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      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      MrBizWhiz, you are correct as usual.  So many people glorify, even deify poverty, saying"money doesn't buy happiness."  My reply is, "Oh yes, IT DOES."

 
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