Materialism

Topics: Happiness, Marriage, Government, Psychology, Depression / Pages: 2 (465 words) / Published: Apr 17th, 2014
Response To Reading
Dakota Zimmerman

This article, “The Psychology of Materialism, And Why It’s Making You Unhappy” written by, Carolyn Gregorie was very relevant to my life today. I could have told you that materialism can cause negativity without ever reading this or learning about the studies they have conducted to prove this correlation between unhappiness and materials. My mother has always told me that your own happiness should not be based on the situation you are in, but rather what you make of the situation. Happiness cannot be measured in the amount of stuff you have, or how expensive that stuff is. Happiness can only come from within, it is not something you can put a price tag on. In fact “[...] wealth makes very little difference to one’s overall well-being and happiness [...]” I’m going to be completely honest about my feelings for my sister and this particular situation. She is someone that I would highly suggest this article to, just because of her attitude towards the materialistic things in life. Sometimes I worry that the only reason she is marrying her fiancé is for financial happiness. Her fiancé spoils her with gifts and flowers, expensive gifts too... like, Loubiton high heels, Fossil watches, Aldo heels, and all sorts of things. Materials equal momentary happiness, but marriage should equal a lifetime of happiness, and I do not think she understands this just yet. Just as money cannot buy happiness it cannot buy love either. “[...] materialism is actually correlated with unhappiness in marriages.” The cause of such an unhappy marriage between two materialistic people are due to their narcissistic ways. I have always said that all our government see’s us as are CONSUMERS, not people, to them we are only consumers. “[...] buy, buy, buy. And then buy a little more. Don’t create, or produce, or discover -- just buy.” If we are not buying, then we are not fulfilling their needs and the government knows this. The government is cashing

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