Materialism

Shasta Orozco, Writer

This week’s article is going to be about materialism. Materialism is a form of philosophical monism which holds that matter is the fundamental substance in nature, and that all things, including mental states and consciousness, are results of material interactions. Many people care all about material things and only care for it. Most people care way to much about there things and get obsessed with them.  Many people base there life off of clothes, jewelry, money etc.

An example of materialism is explaining love in terms of material things. An example of materialism is valuing a new car over friendships. The opposite of Materialism is Idealism. Both Materialism and Idealism are monistic. The opposite of monism is pluralism. Materialism is not equivalent to Empiricism. Materialism gets a bad press. … Highly materialistic people believe that owning and buying things are necessary means to achieve important life goals, such as happiness, success and desirability. However, in their quest to own more, they often sideline other important goals.

Negative feelings as well like lust, selfishness, jealousy, sense of hopelessness, etc. People are forgetting their moral values and often fail to understand the distinction between right choices and the wrong ones. The only thing that matters is good quality life and false comforts.  Materialism isn’t a good trait to carry around and to be known as a bad person.