Freedom is not tied to materialism. In fact, out current system and the skyrocketing depression across the board are happening because of materialism. Tie yourself to things and there is less freedom. Simple as that.
that's wrong though.
it's an essentially marxist critique and has been proven wrong again and again and again.
materialism is not causing depression. that is a fantasy. it has never been proven to even a limited degree.
it sounds good and like a lot of things that sound good it is dead wrong.
tying yourself to things does not lessen your freedom. that is another good-sounding dead wrong fantasy.
what if people were not tied to material things like cars? fine, they would be decreasing their freedom of movement and choice. private cars are the ultimate tools of increasing freedom. a person can get in their car and go wherever they want, whenever they want. they cannot be stopped. they have the power, the freedom. this is a freedom that simply did not exist for nearly all the humans that ever lived.
what about material things like homes? fine, not being "tied" to owning property = decreased freedom of ordering your own dwelling as you see fit. others have power over you that they would not have otherwise. that is the way it was for nearly all the humans that ever lived.
what about nice clothes, appliances, trinkets, whatever? fine, not being "tied" to owning them cuts off avenues of individual self expression and enjoyment. doesn't sound like maximum freedom to me.
the examples are endless. this materialism that allegedly lessens freedom is directly responsible for the increase in everyday freedom achieved over the last 150 years.
if people choose to not be tied to material possessions that is their choice and an exercise of their freedom as well. but choosing to be is a choice and an exercise of freedom as well. both ways offer different opportunities to think and act freely, and both ways contain different limitations on freedom.
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