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things you just dont understand

Jambalaya

Member
Why we worship money. It is a means to an end, I understand that. We need it to buy food, pay bills, but I don't get the materialism aspect of it at all.
 

Kinharia

Drunken Irish Snow Leopard
Why we worship money. It is a means to an end, I understand that. We need it to buy food, pay bills, but I don't get the materialism aspect of it at all.

Money buys me happiness. It bought me the two things I love the most in life, my computer and my plush animal ^_^

It lets me buy my cats treats and catnip, buy my mothers dog treats. Money buys happiness.
 

Sylox

boi...chill out!
Why we worship money. It is a means to an end, I understand that. We need it to buy food, pay bills, but I don't get the materialism aspect of it at all.

It's because people want to live the American dream. We want the biggest TVs, the newest games, the nicest houses, etc. People will do ANYTHING to keep up with the Jones' even if it means putting themselves into debt. I don't have a problem with Materialism, per se, since it seems unavoidable under the current capitalist structure in this country, but there comes a time when you have to step back and say "Okay, this is getting out of hand."
 

NerdyMunk

Only a Book Smart Nerd
How the PSP had that new feature that could "play your games on your TV," and then when you plugged it in the gameplay didn't fit the whole screen but a tiny box in the middle of the screen.
 

Kinharia

Drunken Irish Snow Leopard
It's because people want to live the American dream. We want the biggest TVs, the newest games, the nicest houses, etc. People will do ANYTHING to keep up with the Jones' even if it means putting themselves into debt. I don't have a problem with Materialism, per se, since it seems unavoidable under the current capitalist structure in this country, but there comes a time when you have to step back and say "Okay, this is getting out of hand."

Yea I'd avoid the debt problem. If I am making a big purchase then I'd save up at least 75% of what is needed before deciding to take a loan out in order to ensure I can pay it back. People need to realise that saving is far more important than instant money.
 

Jambalaya

Member
It's because people want to live the American dream. We want the biggest TVs, the newest games, the nicest houses, etc. People will do ANYTHING to keep up with the Jones' even if it means putting themselves into debt. I don't have a problem with Materialism, per se, since it seems unavoidable under the current capitalist structure in this country, but there comes a time when you have to step back and say "Okay, this is getting out of hand."
But that is what I am saying, why do I care about "keeping up"? Things don't impress anything upon me. I can't judge you for owning more jewels than an African mine, your money you can do what ever you want with it. Is it the "bigger dick" syndrome? If I have more stuff I have a bigger penis than that guy that owns nothing? Maybe I don't get it because I don't have a penis, but even the women around me seem vapidly obsessed with strutting around like twinkling christmas trees. Maybe my time being homeless really destroyed the illusion of material wealth. I just see wasted potential. Money wasted on status symbols instead of investing it in whatever.
 

R_Magedn

New Member
It's because people want to live the American dream. We want the biggest TVs, the newest games, the nicest houses, etc. People will do ANYTHING to keep up with the Jones' even if it means putting themselves into debt. I don't have a problem with Materialism, per se, since it seems unavoidable under the current capitalist structure in this country, but there comes a time when you have to step back and say "Okay, this is getting out of hand."

Maybe it's trite at this point but nevertheless:
"It's called the 'American Dream' because you have to asleep to believe it."
 

Kinharia

Drunken Irish Snow Leopard
People care about "keeping up" because they want to be noticed; it's as simple as that.

I don't =^_^= Not everyone is like that, a minority maybe but still.
 

WolfNightV4X1

King of Kawaii; That Token Femboy
I think what Jamba means is, or how I interpret it, i...physically money is just useless paper, it only has powe because it represents other things. The more you have that youre not using,
the more meaningless it is...like a dragon hoarding a pile of money, the dragon doesnt use it to buy things, technically the dragon is rich, but he isnt using it for other things....well on the other hand though, the dragon is probably the only happy creature that will hoard money for physical rather than representational value x3 seeing as it provides a good bedding, I imagine that would piss off the humans, though, since they seem to put representational value on it instead
 

ToastyStrewdle

New Member
I don't understand why people keep forming governments when they should be quite capable of governing themselves on an individual basis.

Tell that to the homeless child rapist down the road.
 
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TheMetalVelocity

Guest
Why we worship money. It is a means to an end, I understand that. We need it to buy food, pay bills, but I don't get the materialism aspect of it at all.
That's the reason why people worship money.
 

Cocobanana

Member
Sometimes I am incredibly despairing when I don't understand how I can make myself believe that life is worth living and protecting for myself and others while simultaneously believing that there is no afterlife and all our efforts will be futile once this planet can't support life anymore.
 

Sacred-Soul

New Member
I dont understand how humans can be SO stupid, it is annoying because we are supposed to be "intelligent" but all we are are naked killers with sticks up our asses
 

Jambalaya

Member
I don't understand why the clear coat on my nail polish isn't doing its job! Maybe its old, or I may be reaping the rewards of buying cheap clear coat. Either way, this chipping is for the birds...
 

Sweetheartz22

Simply amazing.
I can't stand when teenagers who have no life experience whatsoever try to be philosophical, like Jaden Smith.
 

Kleric

Member
I can't stand when teenagers who have no life experience whatsoever try to be philosophical, like Jaden Smith.
Experience isn't the only way to learn; you can also learn by observing others and having logical inferences. I wouldn't judge someones ideas based on their age or experience, but rather if there is any truth behind them or not.
 

Kinharia

Drunken Irish Snow Leopard
When I was a teenager. "Adults: Teenagers aren't involved in politics and looking more at life" "Me: I like those things" "Adults: Shut up you don't know what you're talking about you're just a teenager."
 

Ahkrin Descol

RELIC Specialist
Java, as well as why kids love the taste of cinnamon toast crunch... they're both just as elusive.
 
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