Materialism

Materialism

Materialism

(Topic) The view taken by Lewis Lapham of ?the American faith in money? meticulously identifies the covetous sentiment shared by our people. (Tell #1) Since the formation of this nation, Americans have been materialistic. (Show #1) Henry Adams observed how ?deflected by the pursuit of money? the Americans were. (Mean #1) We have slowly altered our course in life to focus on achieving great riches, although these will only remain a dream for most. (Tell #2) The American people attempt to use their wealth to prove their ?worth? to others and themselves. (Show #2) The philosophy, ?the visible signs of wealth testify to an inward state of grace? or success, epitomizes the doctrines of the American people. (Mean #3) By ostentatiously displaying our tangible assets, we assume that other people will conclude we are happy and successful because we own so much. (Tell #3) Citizens of other countries largely have not had the same opportunities as Americans. They defer to values in ?family,

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