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The Ten Biggest Myths of Materialism

 

Myth #1:  The person with the most toys at the end of their life wins.

Myth #2:  God exists to supply all of the selfish material wishes of His children.

Myth #3:  Americans and Europeans are not excessively materialistic.

Myth #4:  There's nothing wrong with loving things more than God and people.

Myth #5:  Its entirely justifiable and appropriate in the eyes of God that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

Myth #6:  Rich capitalists who ignore social problems are following their conscience.

Myth #7:  Its better to receive than to give.

Myth #8:  You can tell how much a Christian is loved by God based upon their material wealth and abundance.

Myth #9:  Acquiring material goods is the key to happiness.

Myth #10:  It is appropriate to praise and admire those who have successfully dedicated their entire life to a selfish, self-centered obsession with becoming wealthy.

 

 

 

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In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy.

-Ivan Illich

How much does a  person lack himself, Who feels the need to have so many things?

-Rikyu

   

   

 

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