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I Hate Materialism

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    Clothing Labels

    ...are the worst. People shell out 50$ for a shirt that says Hollister or has a little american eagle emblem on it. Really? Are they really warped enough to want to pay to be a corporate billboard? Is that how they identify themselves? I started stenciling  my own shirts...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 11, 2007

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    This All Needs To Be Said.

    the products you buy as a consumer are basically your way of buying your way into "Access" in certain social circles at this point. You are not being sold certain looks merely for the utility of those clothing but because they provide a way to share experiences with other people...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Jul 27, 2012

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    Materlism Is Whack

    Im new to this site, but anyways ive been really thinking about it and all this buying cellphones, the newest car, and the newest anything makes me wonder why i dont want any of that stuff? Honestly, I dont really know who i am (i guess you could say) so i tried to figure it out...
    anto3232 anto3232 22-25, M 22 Responses Nov 25, 2009

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    NUH Uh

    I don’t care about having the fanciest house or the most expensive clothes.  To me life is not a game about collecting the most toys before I die.  It is about helping others. So you wont see fungirl with a lot of frills other than her business suits (and that is...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F May 13, 2008

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    Well I'm Not Tyler Durdan Haha!

    I'm not VERY materialistic I should say. If I buy something its because I feel I need it. I'll try give an example. Recently I wanted an MP3 player for Christmas. I wanted one because I love music and feel it will make working out more pleasurable. I bought a...
    Sabi87 Sabi87 22-25, M Jan 8, 2010

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    All of My Childhood Dreams

      I don't know what inspired my dreams or my past thoughts of my adult life when I was a chlid but they still flit in my mind, especially as I toy with the thought of moving out on my own. And there is nothing that scares me about this lack, this denial...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 7, 2009

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    "I Hate Materialism," Types The Girl With A Brand New Laptop

    I'm guilty of some hypocrisy, but its difficult to become completely un-materialistic when society demands the opposite. I am working on this, however. I've gotten rid of my books, my cds, my knick-knacks, most of my clothes. I'm replacing them with  mental pursuits...
    Mdear Mdear 18-21, F Aug 11, 2011

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    No Money Needed...

    Suppose we grew our own vegetables, had farms etc...there were no SHOPS...to sell us OVER PRICED stuff.  And we would just exchange things with each other..That would make us learn how to share.  People do come together during a crisis, if you notice...If there is a...
    csan csan 61-65, F Dec 8, 2007

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    What's The Cost?

    Wanting "stuff" isn't a crime.  They can be nice to have around, or just plain fun.  What I don't approve of is putting other people down and judging them because they don't have, want or even need said "stuff". I know so many people that look down on you because you don't have...
    Opalgem Opalgem 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2011

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    Life And Materialism

    My view on life is of that saying that “one day your life will flash before your eyes”. Watching Flight Club the other night made me reflects on life and society in general. Today society worries more about their possession and what celebrities are up to, than whether...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 11, 2011

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    I Guess I Am a Minimalist

    I only buy what I need and only uses what I need.  More stuff don't make you happy it just means you have more stuff.  I found a 60 dollar dresser from ikea on craiglist that was priced out new at 150 and I didn't have to put it together.  Stuff at walmart or...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 7, 2008

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    Keeping Up With the Joneses...

    I can't stand it when a person only caves into immediate gratification and can bearly pay for what they need to live on. What good would it be if one is driving a sooped *no idea the spelling of this word* up car with the $1000 rims, radio and paint job... and can't afford food...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 21, 2008

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    My sister complained about the amount of

    presents she got.... This is what's wrong with the world, I'm happy my parents scraped together money and got me anything bc they love me and that's all i need
    xosydneeox xosydneeox 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    Rejection

    Material things do not make us happy. I think deep down we all know this but we keep going along trying for 'wealth and success'. Finally, we come to a point when we realise happiness cannot be bought. We either get cynical or depressed or we do something and change our lives.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 13, 2013

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    Speech On Materialism

    Just wanted to share this 6 minute speech on materialism. I think this guy has a lot of interesting points. Well worth watching. Here it is: http://www.ted.com/talks/graham_hill_less_stuff_more_happiness.html So, what's in your box?
    Karnel Karnel 18-21 Dec 12, 2011

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    I Have Been Told That Money Is Not One of My Top 5 Priorities

    This is so true....I know I have the potential to earn much more money, but I am pretty content....All I want my extra money for is for travel and some savings.I travel now(being an ex travel consultant) I know how to find the best deals that I need, or who to ask to get them. I...
    csan csan 61-65, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2007

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    Greed Sickens Me

    Sometimes I wish, I didn’t own a thing. A long time ago, I used to believe that ownership of nice material things was an important part of finding happiness in life. At least, that is the lesson that I had learned from my elders. My parents, and grandparents, both used...
    Shinigami69 Shinigami69 36-40, M Jul 26, 2009

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    Happiness to me is soooo not a lot of Cash.

    Certainly money is important, we need it to survive! But having enough money to live properly is enough! Isn't it? Then the more important things come… Important things such as living your life with someone you love and trust and have mutual understanding with, which of...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2014

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    It´s Such A Masc

     Most people that are addicted to buying and buying more only do so because they don´t have anyone they can truly trust...  What happened with recieving things with intenction? the meaning of getting a gift or even that congratulation that used to make people...
    Nayma Nayma 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2009

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    I really really hate myself,...ggrrrrr... I shouldn't done this and that... I should have done this and that... what if, what if, what if...there are so many what if's.. I just...
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    I hate everyone. It seems like you can no longer trust anyone anymore other than yourself and that ******* sucks.
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    me too . i hate chocolates and stuffed crap. i wish i had a man who got me a gift because he loves me.
    shawncie shawncie 46-50, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I wish I had taken the advice from the few ones who informed me that my mother didn't like me and she would destroy every thing for ..I'm 36 today and the last four years I had...
    Inthedark16 Inthedark16 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Abbenburnner Abbenburnner 56-60, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I fcking hate em. not just here on EP but in other social media. They should be ashamed of themselves. Jeez. I just don't hate pervs but I also hate dirty talks because it's so...
    ZombieSlayer333 ZombieSlayer333 16-17 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have been so unlucky with humans even with the person who suppose to be my mother ..she was so hateful since I was a little kid before I even could walk and talk ..she never...
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    DiabolusInMusica DiabolusInMusica 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Nadiiaa Nadiiaa 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't understand why people feel that you have to love their children. I feel as though he should be content with the fact that I accept that he has a daughter. The fact that I...
    Jaymarie1008 Jaymarie1008 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    In 2004 I got treated badly and heavily humiliated by two managers at hotel du vin in Brighton ..the mistreatment could possibly be racial or it could because I'm an ugly looking...
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    I'm not officially a step-mom yet and before anyone tells me that I shouldn't marry this man...I am going to someday. But...I cannot stand his children. His son, in particular...
    mmbvt mmbvt 36-40, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I just hate this place. I just hate it so much. Sometimes I can't even come up with the words to say how much I hate it. My hatred for Florida never dies, it never ends, it never...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 3 Responses Feb 1

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    I hate how men treat women as sex objects and worse and how nothing ever seems to happen to them....I hate how sex is used to sell everything hate how you cannot watch anything on...
    AGirlNamedKim AGirlNamedKim 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Today I almost lost my girlfriend and I never hated myself more than now. They diagnosed her with carbon monoxide poisoning. She tried to kill herself and it's my fault! I hate...
    LoloRegz LoloRegz 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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    I deal with a lot of self-hatred and disgust. I'm disgusted with myself for feeling awful all the time. I'm disgusted with myself for feeling broken. My life is practically perfect...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 31

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