Jul 27, 2015

*Material Constraints: How possessions take hold of your freedom


In December 2013 The Guardian published a paper by Oliver Burkeman entitled "Shoppers beware: a materialist ethos is more misery-inducing than we thought". A research study of residents in a town in Israel that was the victim of rocket attacks found that, as Burkeman puts it, "highly materialistic individuals exhibited far higher levels of post-traumatic stress, and were much more likely to try to soothe themselves via compulsive shopping".

We need to have more attachment to the things that can not be taken away from us.

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