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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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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?
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Re: Why do people care so much about material things, if they are temporary?

because a lot of the worlds population sucks, can't rely on them for anything

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Re: Why do people care so much about material things, if they are temporary?

as Ive got older, I value materialistic things less and less. Music is about the only thing I adore outside of things like family, friends and relationships.

I remember one quote from the worst Indiana jones movie that stuck with me ".seems we've reached an age when life stops giving you things and started taking them away." The real things in life don't last.

If anyone gets stuck up about what cars people are driving etc then they clearly havnt lost much in their life to understand how meaningless it is. Once that day comes, you will suddenly realise what is worth valuing.

overall, people dream of winning the lottery but I can't think of anything worse. Imagine getting everything you could possibly dream of overnight. You would love it for a short time but then it loses its shine and now you have fucking nothing to get up for in the morning, there is no drive in working because you have enough money to set you up for life. Where does your drive come from then? You always need some kind of goal imo. Sometimes its better to have a dream but never get there. Id certainly rather get rich by means of creating something because there is a bigger sense of achievement in that.

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Re: Why do people care so much about material things, if they are temporary?

Enjoying materialistic things and enjoying time with loved ones/the simple things in life are not mutually exclusive. Itís possible to do both. Plus, interpersonal relationships can be just as temporary as materialistic things.

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People care about locked threads on a Wrestlign Forum, material items is at least a step up.
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Because we are living in a material world and I am a material girl.

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Re: Why do people care so much about material things, if they are temporary?

There's a certain satisfaction that comes from owning things that you can't get from anything else.

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