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How to Practice ‘Good Materialism’

The pure fact of buying things and getting excited by possessions is not the real problem

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ItIt doesn’t seem to make sense to suggest that there might be such a thing as “good materialism” — after all, surely materialism is just plain bad? When people want to pinpoint the root cause of corruption in our age, they generally only need to point the…




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