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materialism (noun) giving more importance to money, possessions, and comforts than to moral or spiritual values.

Materialism is the belief that money and things it can buy, like comforts and goods, alone are important and morals come only next. Most people in the world pursue materialism; that is, they give more importance to a life of money, comforts, and pleasures. Religion or morals are only secondary to them. First satisfy the hunger and comforts of the body, then only think of the needs of the soul, is the essence of materialism.

  • Majority of human beings, by nature, are materialistic. Their craving for wealth, comforts, and possessions, dominate their life and they think of moral values and such other things as not so important.
  • The progress of science and technology has definitely added to the comforts and ease of worldly life. Thus science and technology which promote materialism make people crave for more and more wealth and more and more comforts.
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