The material regards all the physical entities which can be possessed. One might argue that having a lot of things is one of the keys to happiness. I believe that when it comes to happiness al though the material is important, the spiritual is fundamental. It is on the spiritual that the very appreciation of the material depends on. Let us take the example of interpersonal relationships. The other may be material in the sense of flesh and blood, but the relationship is fuelled by something else. Whether we like it or not, the material and the spiritual are strictly connected and man must find a balanced way to deal with this
American democracy is thus destined to allow mediocrity by allowing individual misconduct under the guise of attaining individual freedom, by increasing crime, and encouraging poorly or non-motivated citizens to thrive in this democracy (Wiessner 2006). The best form of government would be Platos concept of a Republic, which will treat rights and privileges as things earned through achievement and accomplishment and maintained by constant commitment and dedicated and voluntary service to society. A truly effective government should support citizen privileges of this kind rather than inalienable rights of everyone. Not everyone can be trusted with absolute freedom. Some people can and do endanger... [continues]
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