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    individuals, such as attachment style, materialism, self-esteem, and self-worth to see how they all relate in social psychology. The manner in which people form and maintain long-term relationships is called attachment style (Hazan and Shaver, 1987). Psychologists have developed several classification systems to identify and categorize different attachment styles, but the oldest and most popularized…

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    Idealism And Materialism

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    Idealism and Materialism are two different ways to approach every question. They provide different interpretations of the same question and the question might vary from interpreting the humankind as a whole to the interpretation of world events. They are not omly two different theories rather they provide two different world outlooks based on different philosophical traditions. For example, to explain a particular world event, idealist explanation would resort to spiritual and the materialist…

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    Corruption has taken over our daily lives, and one of the most common forms of sin is materialism. This immoral act is overwhelming and can take over the lives of christians and non-christians alike. The quote by Stanley Hauerwas goes over some key points including how we must dispossess ourselves from material items so that our relationship with Christ can grow. Also, in order to be followers of Christ we must be like him and let go of all things that we believe give us and others power and…

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    Increasing materialism is generally the ever growing desire to possess worldly things and depression is a form of mental illness. Lundberg defines materialism as a perceived reality that constitutes societal constructs; according to him the relationships that exist amongst people have become more centered towards wealth acquisition and selfishness. Unconsciously people have taken part in a race; the race to build an identity for them that is not only acceptable to one’s own self but is also…

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    Dialectical Materialism

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    Marx’s theory of social development is also known as ‘dialectical materialism.’ Marxian materialism implies that ideas, institutions, philosophies, religions, etc., all are determined by real material condition of life and social classes. Marxian materialism simply means that men's economic activities are fundamental and they determine the general way the character of everything else they do. Marx got the idea of ‘dialectics’ from the German philosopher Hegel. According to the dialectical…

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    Into The Wild Materialism

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    The film “Into the Wild” was an adaptation of Jon Krakauer's book and based on the travels of Christopher McCandless crossed North America to spent his life in the Alaskan. Christopher McCandless rejected all what he saw as American materialism. Christopher McCandless went into the wilderness to found the true meaning of life by himself. After graduated from university, at age 22, he donated all his savings to Oxfam about $ 24.000 and went on a road-trip around the United States with his Datsun…

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    Materialism In America

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    America America is a seventeen year old Tepoztlan girl from Mexico who crossed the border with her brother-in-law (Candido) to the USA in search of greener pastures, she is six months pregnant with Candido baby and homeless. In search of a better living they strive to make it as illegal immigrants. She came in the USA full of hope and dreams which she believed where easily achievable due to information she acquired through novels, movies and things she witnessed from people who travelled to the…

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    Free Bird Chris So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity and conservatism (qtd. in Krakauer 57). Abandoning the routine of waking up at the same time everyday to take a shower, grab a cup of joe and head into work is not an easy task. Chris McCandless had an education, money, and car and gave it all up to follow his dream. In Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer gives…

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    Materialism In The Pearl

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    Kino was once a simple man who lived a simple life, content with his home and family. He realizes he can obtain much more which uncovers his true greed, and selfishness. In John Steinbeck’s novella The Pearl, Steinbeck emphasizes how materialism corrupts and destroys through the values and intentions other characters have regarding the pearl, the harm caused to Kino’s family, and the death of Kino’s own son. Kino was once someone content with his simple and indigent life, yet his values,…

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    learn to follow his dreams. The book lights up in the mind of the readers that if one follow his or her dreams with positivity one can enlighten themselves with a window which passes the light of achievement within oneself. Life is full of materialism but it is only worthy when one is able to know the value of one own self. . it is…

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