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50 Materialistic Quotes About the Lure of More Stuff

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These materialistic quotes will help you determine if you are more of a minimalist or a “material” person. What does it even mean to be materialistic?

These are questions that you can ponder while reading through these materialistic quotes. First, let’s get a  handle on what being materialistic means and what it doesn’t.

The dictionary defines materialistic as someone “excessively concerned with material possessions; money-oriented.”  According to Tim Kasser, a psychologist who specializes in materialism, “To be materialistic means to have values that put a relatively high priority on making a lot of money and having many possessions, as well as on image and popularity, which are almost always expressed via money and possessions.” However, this doesn’t mean that any time you worry about money, or want something nice, that you are being materialistic.

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