Tuesday, April 29

More from "Parenting, Inc.":

"We're all materialistic to some degree, but materialism to this extent has negative implications that not all of us are familiar with....

People who are more materialistic are less satisfied with their lives, less happy, experience fewer positive emotions, report more depression, anxiety, and alcohol use, and are considerably more narcissistic, according to numerous studies....

People who are materialist are less cooperative, less likely to engage in positive social behaviors like sharing and helping, and more likely to engage in petty theft. They're also more manipulative and more Machiavellian--children as much so as adults....

Materialism demands stuff, stuff uses resources, and resources are limited. Materialistic people are less likely to recycle, turn off lights when they leave a room, ride a bicycle, and reuse plastic bags. Such disinclinations have been noted in children by the time they reach middle school." --p.216-217

No comments: