You have a great car, a great house, and brand named clothes, but you want newer versions of each. Now, that is unreasonable. The Dalai Lama also speaks about the “troubles” and uncomfortability that these unreasonable desires can cause amongst communities. “For example, if you live in a prosperous society where a car is required to help manage in your daily life, then of course there’s nothing wrong in desiring a car. But if you live in a poor village in India where you can manage quite well without a car but you still desire one, even If you have the money to buy it, it can ultimately bring trouble” (P. 968).
If all you did was have fun and concentrate on emotional pursuits you would have no means of gaining knowledge and expanding intellect. Although all that sounds great, if you don’t give any time to emotional pursuits you will be emotionally drained, you will probably lose friends because you aren’t spending anytime with them and on the job you won’t be able to work quite as hard because you will feel overworked. While not as apparent as intellectual pursuits, emotional pursuits have a great deal of value also. For one, emotional stimulation makes you feel good and is fun. After a hard day of work there is nothing better than going and doing what you love whether it be riding your bike or searching the web, emotional pursuits work as a great stress reliever and a good emotional release.
As a result, the deeper biases reﬂected in sensationalism often leave citizens confused about issues which forces them to deconstruct this alternately managed and frenzied news in order to make sound judgements about their society and government. Without question, money necessitates an effective campaign and election, and a lot of it. The amount of money that can be raised and spent dominates and facilitates campaigns and elections. Afﬁrmative advantages of possessing an abundance of money can enable an otherwise unknown candidate heard and seen. Money buys name recognition and organizational support, hence the reason that so much money is spent by candidates and their parties on media related campaigning.
After the First World War or “the war to end all wars”, the whole world thrived with prosperity. New inventions and industries that were damaged by the war kicked off and then came the “roaring 20’s”. The 20’s brought great riches and prosperity to many. Some people developed a fortune and new life for themself. However contrary to they’re lavish lifestyle these people who acquired new wealth were seen as unworthy to the wealthy community in America (the “old rich”) and were shunned by the click of wealthy Americans who were born into they’re materialistic lifestyle.
Having large amounts of money is not a purpose in that of itself, because you have done absolutely nothing with it. Having large wealth is merely another possession, and possessions don’t normally contain a purpose. Using the wealth you have accumulated to bring your family comfortability and financial security for generations is a purpose. One may argue that obtaining large amounts of material items, and living a luxurious lifestyle is a purpose, but honestly, who is your purpose benefitting? You don’t have to save the world to be a success, but if you only benefit yourself, who are you a success
News corporations attract viewers’ attention in order to make money, basically benefiting themselves. Networks attract viewers to increase ratings, so that when they would get more advertisers, meaning more profit that they will obtain. News bias make audiences reflect upon the truth of the stories that are being portrayed. There are several deception stories in which the News denied on releasing these types of stories, but in truth, they really are exaggerated perspectives of their own. TV news simply reflects only on one side of the story, and leaves the viewer the other side of the story untold; this is the reason why TV news is biased.
Celebrity culture and our nation’s infatuation with it is playing a significant role in producing a generation that is increasingly devoid of a defined criterion to assess the precariousness in conforming to the credo of a dumbed-down society where intellectualism and rationalism have far less value than the recklessly enticing ideas set forth by the mouthpieces of junk thought. As the media becomes more indulgent of the demands of the public than ever before, celebrities are gaining a broader stage to voice their
But the American Dream fights directly against it. In today’s society (stressed in television, commercials, magazines), the power to buy things is the sign of success in life. The media is constantly putting the message out that you ‘need’ to buy this or you ‘have to get’ this. Thoreau and Whitman would frown upon such an idea. They believed that your life should not be driven by materialistic goals or other external forces.
In fact, so many people are focused on not failing, that they don’t really aim for success. To this success driven society, failure isn’t just considered not an option, it is deemed a deficiency. “It is our meta-mistake: We are wrong about what it means to be wrong. Far from being a sign of intellectual inferiority, the capacity to err is crucial to human cognition (K. Schulz)”. When we actually take the time to think about all of the great thinkers throughout history, failure isn’t a new or extraordinary thing at all.
Different people have different interpretations of what success means to them. For some, success is measured by social status and wealth; for others success is determined only by the amount of happiness one feels. Money is the main concern for some people. It is a crucial necessity for anyone who is trying to succeed in life. Many believe that the only way to succeed is to have a lot of money.