Saturday, October 18, 2008

Materialism, plain and simple

I tend to set my mind in rigidity. I unwittingly follow hidden assumed rules which manifest in habitual patterns of thought and behavior. These thoughts don't manifest when I am completely detached from my material possessions. In fact, when I have no sense of materialism, I think I am the most happy. Rigidity manifests when I am trapped in routine, when I want to control my situation, when I long, crave, confuse myself, and ultimately, suffer.

The problem is I am still a materialist. I have not given up that aspect of my life. Where would I be without my computer, my books. I resist becoming detached from materials because I don't see anything possible for myself outside material life. It is a ridiculous resistance, because I know that I am happiest when I do not resist. So what the fuck am I doing?

2 comments:

Muser said...

On the other hand, you tend to inhabit material things, put them in service of thought and spirit. Tools for the brain!

Acumensch said...

You got me thinking - it's probably not "materialism" (as opposed to immaterialism) I am talking about, but "possession-ism". Having too many possessions is very distracting.