Why do people care so much about material things, if they are temporary?
When I was working, I would often have money to buy certain things I wanted. And occasionally, I did. Rather it be a DVD, video game, etc.
There was a problem, though. I realized it instantly. The problem was... I didn't need them. They just took up space. They weren't food nor water.
Why are people are materialistic? A lot of people actually care about things like college rankings, what type of job you have, brand name clothing, what kind of car you drive, etc.
It reminds me of a Bible verse I read before. It basically said something similar to "to set the thought on the physical is death, but to set the thought on the spirit is peace."
Truly... that quote reminds me of today's American society. It is full of people thinking they need to make ridiculous amounts of money, live in mansions, etc. And for what end goal? To buy more things you don't need? As long as you have shelter, food, and water, you have it made basically. To want more is actually pretty greedy on your part.
It's not going to buy you happiness. That is for sure. Happiness doesn't result from purchasing tons of material objects. I would say happiness is about being with your loved ones, being outdoors in nature, and simple things like that. These are types of things that money has zero to do with.
So what's the problem? Why would people care so much about material things, if they are temporary?