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

Here are some of the twitter responses to the topic:

Listen to the full conversation on The Redi Tlhabi Show:


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM
Read More
 Obsession with perfectionism not good - Dr Schomer

Obsession with perfectionism not good - Dr Schomer

Dr Schomer talks about how obsession with perfectionism can bite back at you.

Failure is a must - Dr Schomer

Failure is a must - Dr Schomer

Dr Helgo Schomer gives tips on how to bounce back and overcome failure whether big or small.

5 tips to make blended families work

5 tips to make blended families work

Dr Schomer gives some guidelines to help blended families work out their growing pains and live together successfully.

How to raise smart children

How to raise smart children

Dr Schomer's tips on raising children with different talents and characters, and how to encourage their uniqueness.

How to identify controlling behaviour and what to do about it

How to identify controlling behaviour and what to do about it

We all have control issues, Redi Tlhabi finds out when it could become a problem for you or those around you.

Popular articles
UK issues terror warning against SA after Brit couple abducted in KZN

UK issues terror warning against SA after Brit couple abducted in KZN

The British gov issued a travel advisory‚ warning of possible attacks when traveling to SA, after a UK couple was kidnapped.

Their way or the highway? 7 annoying habits many drivers are guilty of

Their way or the highway? 7 annoying habits many drivers are guilty of

Passengers often endure all sorts of irritations from drivers. Callers share their biggest gripes about folks behind the wheel.

[LISTEN] Gigaba deliberately misled the public - Zwelinzima Vavi

[LISTEN] Gigaba deliberately misled the public - Zwelinzima Vavi

Trade unions react to Malusi Gigaba's announcement of a one percentage point VAT increase for #Budget2018

Saps: Attackers spared 5 female cops in Ngcobo police shooting

Saps: Attackers spared 5 female cops in Ngcobo police shooting

E Cape Saps says they are investigating the murder of five police officers and one retired soldier at Ngcobo Police Station.

Missing Cape Town couple's vehicle found north of Durban

Missing Cape Town couple's vehicle found north of Durban

Hawks spokesperson says the couple has not yet been located and their names will not be released as yet.

How to make your first million

How to make your first million

Warren Ingram discusses his new book in which he shares practical ways for ordinary people to achieve financial freedom.