* vocabulary and phrases
- gadget : a small, useful device
- materialism : a way of thinking that gives too much importance to material possessions rather than to spiritual or intellectual things
- the materialism of modern society
* my opinion
As time goes by, "the materialism of modern society" becomes serious. People want to buy things that make them happier temporarily. In addition to it, today people tend to regard their appearance as a momentous thing than 'inner beauty'. Actually, I didn't know that "materialistic people tend to be more self-centered and are not unable to be grateful for what they do have", as this article said. Honestly, I am not sure that they tend to be more self-centered because characteristics of a person depends on personalities. However, I absolutely agree with that they are not unable for what they have because they keep wanting the gadgets and things that they don't have and really want to possess. Feeling gratitude is not difficult to do. We sholud not take for granted the things that are given to us for example, air,sunshine,wind,breath and so on. Gratitude is essential for living a good life. It makes possible to think myself and the people around me.
I think that deciding the degree of need satisfaction and life satisfaction in my life is significant. In addition to it, people need to focus on inner beauty more than apppearance. Of course, the way you look represent you and is important for living society. However, that's not all because the more meaningful thing is present in yourself.
The materialistic people tend to think they would be happier than now if they possess the things that they want. However, I suggest that the dissatisfaction of their life through the relationship with others and above all with themselves. That would be a good solution.