Risks of Materialism
- “…people who choose to devote their lives to the pursuit of the “American dream” (the pursuit of money, fame, and popularity) suffer more:
- psychological distress (anxiety, depression, narcissism) than do people who pursue inner guides like self-actualization.
- This is true even when those who pursue the American dream do actually attain the money, fame, and popularity they seek” (Kasser & Ryan, 1993, 1996).” (Reeve 410)
April 1, 2012 Intrinsic Blog, Risks of Materialism 0 Comment(s)