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materialism

Philosophy
The philosophical theory that nothing exists in the universe but matter and energy.

Psychology
A personal preoccupation with material things and comforts, to the exclusion of intellectual, spiritual and cultural pursuits.
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We know it's not just limited to men to materialistically seek money and for women to emotionally seek relationships.
How do you re-engage someone who has forgotten that success is not what you have materialistically, but what you have intrinsically?
Daily life for youth in the United States is much richer materialistically compared with the Vietnam War era, and the gap between that daily life and harshness in the battlefield is further expanding, said Ronald Rich, a Vietnam War veteran who is vice chief of Veterans of Foreign Wars (of the United States) Department California.
These philosophers demystified the deceased human body, viewing it more materialistically as nothing other than an inert object.
At the most basic level, men and women think and talk about politics differently: men more individualistic ally and materialistically, women more relationally and altruistically.
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In such conversively meaningful exchanges, the goods or gifts serve as signs of the participants' deepening relationships, in contrast to trade encounters where goods are viewed less symbolically and more materialistically (e.
Jupiter continues to align itself to money success - so you will feel content materialistically.
On the other hand, Farmer entered the infected lands of Haiti having the option to live materialistically poor but help the less fortunate, or live wealthy and help only those with money.
He saw a great danger in movies for uneducated audiences, and what appears to have troubled him and others around him most in this period were the urban, modern values of the commercial cinema that were coming to Ireland from secularized, materialistically oriented America.
Jewish men thus sometimes wish to avoid these sexually passive women and seek out their dream shiksa (non-Jewish woman), often portrayed as blond and blue-eyed, who will supposedly be more sexually exciting and materialistically less demanding, as well as less Jewish looking (Weinfeld 2001, 129).
Otherwise we shall just be forever materialistically circling around certain associated phenomena (how many people fell in the 2nd World War as victims of the Nazis, how many nations Stalin deported and so on), without ever understanding what it means to sacrifice anything for a vision.