Do you value your personal belongings more than yourself and your family ? We as human recognize ourselves and others by what we have and what we wear. We buy everything just to fit in so that we wear and use certain brands of clothing, technology and more. People become too materialistic because of; people more relying on technology this day, people are attached to materialistic things and it also affects our spiritual and moral beliefs.
Firstly, people relying on their technology, most of us using technology 24/7 we don’t realize that we all wasting our time using it. We more rely on to our technology because one small device we can communicate and search everything but then because of technology people isolate by a lack of contact with other people. We also have lack of social skills because we lost our ability to read the body language and social cues in other people. Technology changes the way we live because social media is really on our way, what we see on the internet that is new or trend we always want to get it just to fit into everybody. In my opinion, people become too materialistic because they become more dependent on the material things instead of what they need in their everyday life. One of the material things that people cannot live without is the cellphone. Cell phones are the most important to the people nowadays because this is how they communicate or connect with their loved ones.
Finally, materialism affects our spirituality and moral beliefs, people today forgot to pray during meal time because instead of praying together people taking pictures of their food, then post on their social media that other people can see. Saying so we don’t respect the food because of material thing that we have and people often go to church because they on their
Materialism affects our moral beliefs because people get jealous what other people have because of jealousy, people become violent to their action.
The quote of Dalai Lama ” We have a largely materialistic lifestyle characterized by a materialist culture. However, this only provides us with temporary, sensory satisfaction whereas long-term satisfaction is based not on scene, but on the mind.”
In short, people are attached to material things because they believe that it can give them happiness but really it’s not temporary happiness. Some people used material things just to get other people’s attention. They spend more time on their phone instead of going to church, using their phone, and to socialize with others.