It is a law in the universe that a wave of spiritual awakening is always followed by a period of doubting materialism, each phase is necessary in order that the spirit may receive equal development of heart and intellect without being carried too far in either direction.
The folly of endless consumerism sends us on a wild goose-chase for happiness through materialism.
Materialism is an identity crisis.
It's so easy today to get swept up in celebrity fixation and materialism and searching for some validation outside of yourself when we know it's really found within and through meaningful connections with other people.
Materialism has never been so ominous as now in North America, as management takes over.
After 1980, you never heard reference to space again. Surface, the most convincing evidence of the descent into materialism, became the focus of design. Space disappeared.
That feeling of freedom, open highways of possibilities, has kind of been lost to materialism and marketing.
The 'Gossip Girl' idea and ideologies, like, they sort of encourage this certain kind of, like, materialism and superficiality that isn't, I would say, the best thing in the world.
We live in a materialist world, and materialism appeals so strongly to humanity, no matter where.
A cold atheistical materialism is the tendency of the so-called material philosophy of the present day.
It's no secret that in New York during the last 30 years there has been a tragic exodus from the churches into materialism, secularism and humanism.
You don't want to be that parent - the one who dresses his kid in a cloth sack when all the other kids are in Armani cloth sacks - especially in a time like ours, when materialism is not only rampant and ascendant but is fast becoming the only game in town.
Individually, people are finding that a simpler lifestyle provides greater satisfaction than relentless pursuit of materialism.
Happiness will come from materialism, not from meaning.
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