Materialism essay - ,,we own.,,computers

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ever since the first humans found a shiny rock, became obsessed and fought over it, we  have been captivated by objects that are unnecessary for our survival but are pleasurable to  own. The objects I’m talking about, also called luxuries come in the form of iPods, computers,  blackberries and anything you can imagine that are not necessary for our survival today. The  meaning of what is considered to be a luxury has changed greatly in our recent history; we no  longer need just food, shelter and water to survive, we depend on much more that would have  been considered luxuries even as far back as one hundred years ago. One hundred years ago,  people lived happily without needing a telephone or a car. As technology supposedly improved  our lives, we got more dependent on things that weren’t necessary to live. We must become   independent from luxuries and learn to live without them . By being dependant on luxuries, we  are becoming attached to objects that can only provide temporary satisfaction. As a result of this   we keep purchasing those objects to keep getting that feeling, which has a devastating effect on  the earth and our limited resources. As a result of this  over consumption of material goods, we  spend too much time on luxuries instead of developing our social skills. Avoiding luxuries as  much as possible would have a big positive effect on us and allow us to lead simpler, happier  lives.    I’m sure everyone here has at some point, whether they realize it or not, said “I need a new  Ipod”, what’s wrong with saying that, is the word need. To say that you need something implies 
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern