Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach

Ya’ll Got Any More Of That Material?

Most developed countries are considered materialistic. Although you wouldn’t think so if you look at the literal meaning of the word. Hearing it for the first time, you’d think materialism implied a love for material objects.

But that’s not what it means at all. There is not a single modern state that has such respect for physical things. Affluent nations are generally obsessed with the idea of ownership and collecting wealth. Rather than cherish material, they convert it to junk.

So really, using the term materialistic to refer to an unhealthy obsession with owning stuff is a misuse of the word.

A true materialistic person loves material. They marvel at the feeling of running their fingers through silky smooth sand, walking barefoot on grass, or wrapping themselves up in a warm blanket.

By Jeroen Elsing
Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach