Monday, February 8, 2016

Materialism (alternative definition)

Materialism: A tendency to de-emphasize (and therefore devalue or even totally deny) the inner self in the name of promoting an illusory outer self that presents only an idealized personal identity. Therefore, materialism taken to its full extent represents a total denial of one's own humanity and human identity, exclusively concerned as it is with honoring the presumed shallowness of others.