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What's More Important Than Material Things?

    In this life some live just to acquire material things. Mankind today is obsessed with vanity. Many lie to achieve material things, many more steal to achieve their desires, and even more die trying to obtain wealth and the things that money can buy. In an essay entitled “What’s More Important? Marjorie Downie adopts the persona of a young man who is of the opinion that nothing on this planet is more important than material things. Sure material things are nice, but in my view I believe that Ms. Downie’ adopted persona’s opinion is absurd. I strongly disagree with the persona’s opinion.   There are things that are more important than material things. A good family that loves and supports you, a relationship with God, and being a good human being with good morals and values are much more important than anything material thing that you can acquire.
    A family that loves and supports you is worth more than any material thing you can ever achieve. Would a husband love a Bentley car more than he loves his wife? Would a wife love a fur coat more than she loves her husband?   I think not. In her essay Ms. Downie’s adopted persona states that in their twenties and thirties young people are driven by their hormones when they marry their partners. As the time go by and muscles turn to fat, and hairline recedes, and wrinkles appear, the love and enchantment goes away, according to Ms. Downie‘s adopted persona. I do not think it is fair to make such an assumption. Not everyone is as superficial as that, many people take the matrimonial vows very serious. I know I do. I believe a strong and supportive family is more important than all the silver and gold in the world. Would a mother trade her daughter for a million dollar mansion? Would a father trade his son for a million dollar sports car? I think not. There are many million dollar mansions that are filled with lonely people, who would trade their mansions for a loving...

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