We live in a material world

No introduction at present. Why not write one?

We live in a material world

Yes because... No because...

status quo

people generally judge you based on material owned

We live in a material world

Yes because... No because...

lisen up

Boob Jobs
Rinoplasty
Ass implants
ECT ECT!

THIS IS ALL BETRAYING HUMAN NATURE OF COURSE
GOD CREATED US IN ALL DIFERENT SIZES AND THIS IS JUST ALTERING THE CREATIONS OF THE UNIVERSE!!

We live in a material world

Yes because... No because...

Family

and what is family without food/water/clothing? naked and dead?
what would you rather have naked dead family or food/water/clothing?

Family is far more important. Which would you rather have? An iPod or family and friends. What is facebook without friends?

When 911 happened, people found out really fast how important family was as opposed to material goods. The first thing everyone wanted to do regardless if they were directly affected or not was to what...... get home to their families. Material items meant absolutely positively nothing.

We live in a material world

Yes because... No because...

poverty or family

being poor is not equivalent to having nothing; being dead is.

I'd rather be poor and have nothing than lose my family,
having nothing is better then being dead

We live in a material world

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material gain is not the end in itself

But as you've pointed out it is the only important means to any desirable end. Class/status is bought. Food/clothing is bought.
Longevity/health is bought(in socialism the government buys it for the people, otherwise people buy it for themselves: either way, it's bought).

Many people hoard material possessions, but there is always a goal other than just having the possessions: they are a status symbol, they make people feel secure, they are to satisfy an addiction, they are to attract a mate etc. If the stimulus that made them feel better was something non-material they would obsessively try and hoard that too.

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