What are THE NINE WONDERFUL reasons why materiali$m is SO GOOD, even GREAT?
9 things this time, huh? How clever.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
I recently heard a great quote: "Money does not guarantee happiness, but poverty guarantees unhappiness."
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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