The link between materialism and happiness

A materialistic person is someone who has a preoccupation with the owning of material possessions, especially luxury goods and wealth. But the problem starts when we Value material possessions more than life itself.

According to Dr Helgo Schomer, having a bigger car and a beautiful house doesn’t make you a better person or better than anybody. You take your good and bad everywhere you go with you, it doesn’t matter how wealthy you are.

If you grew up in family where there is constant scarcity, it will fascinate you if have the resources to buy and surround yourself with material things. We need to consider where and how the person grew up

Dr Helgo Schomer, resident psychologist

Material things can distract the quality of life

Dr Helgo Schomer, resident psychologist

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