The world has progressed greatly. With technology and industries advancing at
such a quick pace, we find that there are many attractive things in the market
today. Whether it is in the world of clothes, shoes or electronic gadgets, new
things appear daily in the shops. People are taken up with them and want to
People want to be seen with branded and expensive things as they
feel that these things reflect power and wealth. A few people are brave enough
to reject these trappings of wealth and still live a simple life of
sober values. Most people want to show off
their wealth and position. Thus, they are very materialistic.
These materialistic people must have the right house in the right area and
they must be seen driving the prestigious cars. Very often they will live in the
affluent areas called 'Millionaires' Road'!
They also wish to belong to expensive clubs which will reflect their financial
status. Other middle class people will try their best to make more money to join
this class of the rich and famous!
People are so materialistic that they sometimes reject their poorer friends
or poorer members of their own families. It is sad to see old parents rejected
by their upcoming children who wish to own second homes and cars and will,
therefore, not spare money for the old folks at home. They forget their filial
duties in their greed for power and wealth. Have we not heard of children who
have quietly rejected their aging parents so that they can pursue their career
advancement to obtain more money and power?
It is only a small group that rejects this materialism and goes for better
values. This group lives a low profile life and will lead a simple lifestyle.
They will not rush to buy the latest or newest things and live a life without
pomp and show. They strongly believe that
they must live simply and help others. They strongly believe that less is more.
Their happiness is derived from their strong sense of human values and not
I personally find that many people are very materialistic today. People must
reject this need to show off their material goods. Buying things with money they
do not have to impress people whom they do not like is unnecessary. They must be
more sincere and have a balanced view of life. They must realize that people
really do not need many things to be happy.