I Hate Materialism

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 248 People

    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

    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
    Jun 14, 2011

    Quantum physics has buried Materialism!

    !! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C5pq7W5yRM
    jack3683 jack3683
    16-17, M
    Mar 13

    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

    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

    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


    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
    Sep 13, 2013

    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
    1 Response Mar 11, 2011

    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

    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
    3 Responses Dec 24, 2013

    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
    Dec 12, 2011

    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

    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
    3 Responses Dec 11, 2007

    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

    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

    "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

    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

    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

    I have finally waken up to see just how selfish

    and materialistic people are. shopping malls are everywhere we all go there trying to find fulfillment in clothes shoes, cars, video games iphones and tvs. and every black friday people will knock you down and fight you for uselss items of clothing toys or electronics as if you...
    Kornisone Kornisone
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 12

    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
    26-30, M
    14 Responses Nov 25, 2009

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