Materialism essay - ,,we own.,,computers

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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 
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course BIOL CHEM 1000 taught by Professor Williampietro during the Spring '10 term at York University.

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Materialism essay - ,,we own.,,computers

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