Are you materialistic?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Bobdude161, Jul 11, 2006.

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Are YOU Materialistic?

  1. Yes I am and I don't care

    8 vote(s)
    15.1%
  2. Yes, but not as much as others

    10 vote(s)
    18.9%
  3. Yes and it bothers me

    11 vote(s)
    20.8%
  4. No and I disagree that others are materialistic

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. No, but alot of people are

    8 vote(s)
    15.1%
  6. No, I can control my impulses

    6 vote(s)
    11.3%
  7. I don't know, it's all relative

    10 vote(s)
    18.9%
  1. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

    Bobdude161

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    #1
    Do you constantly think of things to buy?
    Have alot of things you bought but never used half of them?
    Constantly regreting previous purchases?
    Craving more of what Apple has to offer?

    These are just a few questions to help evaluate yourself. Many people are in debt mostly because of materialism. Wanting a product that they cannot afford at the time and buy it even though the purchase could wreak financial havoc. Our patience can grow slim when it comes to something shiny.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    #2
    I didn't know quite how to respond...I have to think about the options. I'm... sensualist... I appreciate nice things. And when I can get them, I do. But I buy nice things because they have aspects I appreciate, sensually, and that's why I buy them, for the most part. And when circumstance makes me unable to have them, I mostly don't dwell on it... I think that's not quite materialistic, but it's also not quite the opposite of materialistic.... But then the concept of materialism implies accepting a duality between the spiritual / non-material world and the material world, and I don't really accept that concept fully.
     
  3. CompUser Guest

    #3
    Do you constantly think of things to buy?
    I wouldn't say constantly, but I do think about buying things a lot

    Have alot of things you bought but never used half of them?
    Cloths, iPods, etc- yes, but rarely

    Constantly regreting previous purchases?
    Usually not, if I do its usually because I find a better model for a little bit more

    Craving more of what Apple has to offer?
    Amazingly, not really, I think the new macbooks are really nice, but I am very content with my PowerBook, I haven't really put a lot of thought at all into buying an intel mac.


    I am materialistic, I admit it- don't judge me though LOL. I appreciate what I have (until its broken, obsolete, or battered- but I take care of my stuff) Unlike some people though I can save my money because I have self control.
     
  4. kevin.rivers macrumors 6502a

    kevin.rivers

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    #4
    Wanting things is different than having those things define you.

    The defintion of materialistic is: a tendencey to consider material possesions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values.

    Sure I want things, but they don't define me, and most assuredly are no more important than my spiritual values.

    So if wanting things makes me materialistic, so be it. But if it means that those things are the most important things in my life, not so much.
     
  5. ham_man macrumors 68020

    ham_man

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    #5
    Do you constantly think of things to buy?

    Other than music? No.

    Have alot of things you bought but never used half of them?

    When I buy things, I use them. Sometimes they outlive their usefulness quicker than I expected, but I definately use them when I do.

    Constantly regreting previous purchases?

    Only if I missed a really good deal.

    Craving more of what Apple has to offer?

    Who doesn't...? :rolleyes:
     
  6. iShane macrumors 6502a

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    #6
    I guess I am somewhat. But only sometimes. It depends on what mood I'm in. I just voted "Yes but not as much as others"
     
  7. count chocula macrumors 6502a

    count chocula

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    #7
    i would consider myself materialistic, but i'm not constantly buying things. i'm good with money (a semi-recent development). i do love my macbook... and ipods.. and psp... and expensive bball jerseys (havent bought one for a while). yea, i'm materialistic :D
     
  8. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    #8
    I am. :D

    Do you constantly think of things to buy?
    Yes, I make a list of the things that I want :eek:

    Have alot of things you bought but never used half of them?
    I actually use what I buy.

    Constantly regreting previous purchases?
    meh. only if something newer and cooler comes out right after I buy it.

    Craving more of what Apple has to offer?
    YES! Who isnt? ;)
     
  9. true777 macrumors 6502a

    true777

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    #9
    I am, and don't really have a problem with it.
    I simply enjoy beautiful, well-made things.
    If I could afford an Aston Martin I would probably buy one.

    On the other hand, when I don't have much money to spend and can't afford nice things, it doesn't really bother me, either. And in the end spiritual values and family come first, obviously.
     
  10. Deepdale macrumors 68000

    Deepdale

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    #10
    No impulsive urges to buy ... if anything, I regularly wait too long and then find myself on the outside looking in with respect to items I really wanted.
     
  11. Queso macrumors G4

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    Do you constantly think of things to buy?

    Briefly yes, but I work it out by reminding myself the difference between "need" and "want"

    Have a lot of things you bought but never used half of them?

    Only clothes that I never wear, but there's not too many of them.

    Constantly regreting previous purchases?

    Nope. By the time I've bought something I'm pretty much convinced it's something I either really need or really want

    Craving more of what Apple has to offer?

    No. A new iPod is on the cards to replace the one I lost, but that can wait until the nano gets upgraded to a larger capacity, and I'm happy with both my 867MHz PowerBook and my iMac G5.
     
  12. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

    MongoTheGeek

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    #12
    I find spending money to be painful.

    I find having a lot of objects around me to be disturbing, agitating, frustrating.
     
  13. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I think that's the key. I want lots of things. Some I really do 'need', others would enhance my life but aren't important and others are nice-to-haves but can't really justify.

    I do put things I 'need' on a credit card but I pay it off within 2-3 months. It's currently got a zero balance and has had since Jan. Hmm... perhaps that deserves a reward? ;)
     
  14. cslewis macrumors 6502a

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    Mhh, I haven't got any money to spend anyway.
     
  15. RedTomato macrumors 68040

    RedTomato

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    CowboyNeal.

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    Sorry - wrong time-wasting website.
     
  16. Queso macrumors G4

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    Ho ho. Time for that Twin Peaks quote again :)

     

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