The Importance Of Material Objects

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Since the beginnings of mankind human beings have thrived on new ideas, curiosities, and inventions. Technology has shaped us over time more than anything else has in this world. People become attached to different objects that improve their lives and even in some cases ruin them. Having a nice home, a nice car, the coolest clothes, the most money, things like these are what motivate a lot of people in today’s world. All of these different types of objects make people feel valuable, privileged, and powerful. People are addicted because they want the best for themselves and their loved ones. But is there a point in which one can take their love for material objects to far? Materialistic views are running rampant throughout our world and are …show more content…
Children’s parents and grandparents shower them with toys, games, clothing, and now days a lot of technology. We become obsessed with certain objects and glorify the idea of them. They become a big part of our lives and shape our personalities. A lot of times material items can better peoples lives and help things run way more smoothly. But glorifying a material object is only ok to a certain extent. Owning material objects is a good feeling. I can say I feel proud to have a nice cell phone, nice clothes, a T.V, etc. I worked hard for a lot of the things I own. But never could I let these things come between me and another person. If your material items or your motivation for material goods ever negatively affect the people around you then you should revaluate the value of material goods in your life compared to what you hold another human beings feelings and life to …show more content…
A popular T.V show today is “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”. It is a reality show that follows the lives of this extremely wealthy family. There is no real plot in the T.V show, it just follows around these people who get to do and buy whatever they want. Their lives are practically “perfect”. When people see this and similar situations like this it really can get to their head. What they see is that those people don’t have to worry because they are rich and only continue to get richer and can obtain whatever they want, whenever they want. Unfortunately the media glorifies these types of people’s materialistic attributes and things alike. As I explained earlier since the beginning of time wealth, power, and materials have helped humans grow. I am not exactly sure how our value system came about but it has conditioned a lot of us over time to strive for these lifeless materials because they are what bring us life, or at least a better one. A lot of people believe that you can only buy happiness now days. Success is measured in terms of quality, quantity, the price of your belongings, and how much money you have. Now that social media is becoming a huge thing and a large majority of the world has access to it more and more people are accepting the materialistic views and life styles that are being promoted and idolized. Materialism is now growing faster than ever

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