Advantages And Disadvantages Of Materialism

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Introduction Have you ever felt that we are spiralling into the world of technology in a negative way? Do you think you are included in the materialistic revolution of our society? Should it be stopped? Better yet, CAN it be stopped? In today’s world, we tend to think that materialism and materialistic items are the most absolute priority to have. We as humans are especially interested in the lives of other people as we find them more interesting and extravagant. This need for information on other people, especially if they possess more material items such as money, clothes, technological gadgets and others, is fed by social media, rumours and our need to be “better than our neighbour”. We enjoy the rush and it stirs up thoughts such as how…show more content…
It answers and provides a few of the questions in the aims and questionnaire. Reliability: - This article was posted on the 18th of September 2007. It is not overly out-dated and therefore gives a past and present correlation. - This source is very reliable as it is written by someone who is often interacting with people and has based his information on previous information. Although, the new information was further elaborated and may possibly have been edited. Usefulness: Very useful Limitations: This source is limiting as it was written in 2007 and may be slightly out-dated with regard to some of the information provided. Short Summary: The source indicates that there are harmful impacts of materialism that will definitely damage the mind set of people. It increases the chance of an earn and spend cycle which shows the basics of emotions of material things based on the reactions of people and how we need to constantly please people which will cause stress. It also provides the reader with the definition of materialism and that it is an inward battle and not an outward one. Source 2 7 Reasons Why Materialistic Stuff Doesn’t Lead To…show more content…
Reliability: It is slightly reliable as it was posted in 2013 and therefore cannot be up to date. Many things may have changed regarding materialism and the effect it has on the society of today, it may have improved or it may have gotten worse. Usefulness: - This article was very useful as it shows the past and present sides of materialism and the impact of it on the minds of people. - It shows 6 things that we should all know about the psychology of consumption Limitations: The limitations of this source are that it focuses on American standard of materialism and not the general idea of materialism. Short Summary: This article shows the reader that materialism is an obsessive habit and is most experienced during shopping sprees such as on Black Friday (America). It states that the society of today focuses more on the buying of unnecessary things with money that is not available. And this has increased the credit and debt rates in most
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