Are You A Material Girl/Material Boy?
By Peter Ang
July 29, 2017 2:18am CST
The song "Material Girl" by Madonna has captured the essence of Materialism: " 'Cause we are living in a material world And I am a material girl You know that we are living in a material world And I am a material girl," While my search on the internet has defined and described "Materialism" as follows: 1. A tendency to consider material posessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values; 2. A tendency to think material objects are more important than people; desire for money; 3. A desire for wealth and material possessions with little interest in ethical or spiritual matters. I heard long time ago that all material possessions are only a means to an end and not an end in itself. Why do some people consider material possessions as the standard or measure of success? Are you a material girl/material boy? How do you view your material possessions? Image source: imdb.com
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I don't know if I'm a materialistic or not. But I don't go on giving more importance to irrelevant things than to people. That's the same case with money. If I see that I can make a shop-owner smile by paying them straight what they ask and not bargaining with them, then I do it. People are more important to me, not money. I can earn as much money as I want. But I cannot "earn" people if I lose them. I guess, money cannot buy everything. (*_*)/"!
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@mandala100 yeah, I'm careless in such matters as saving and all. But I'm good at bargaining, though. But that doesn't make me materialistic, right? I respect people more than money. I believe people are more important. You can buy things of comfort, but you cannot buy the comfort itself, which you can only have if you have someone to look after you and share those things with you.
• Hyderabad, India
When we can not understand the other fields it is only an inevitable evil for all common people to stick to materialism. After all, we all live at the most for about 60-80 years. What have we to do with the unknown? Let us earn as many comforts as possible and lead a luxurious and lavish life till we die. This is what almost all people do think. There is no special reason for this.
• United States
I'm very materialistic and proud of it. It doesn't mean that I'm not spiritual or unethical. It means that I love beautiful things and can afford them. I met Madonna. Her adopted daughter, Mercy, skated in a show with my granddaughter. She looked very unmaterialistic, except for her body guards and nanny.
In my younger days I did have ambitions to acquire this and acquire that. I am now saturated in that today I live wihat I have as I have learnt that it is not how much one has but what one makes of what one has is the route to happiness.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
I am not a material girl. I view my possessions as not mine, even though I paid for them, but as gifts from God for me to use while I live on this earth. If I lost everything today, I still have my life, my faith, and my God and that is what matters to me.