TNPSC Exam MaanavaN Time Table October Month Day 11 26.Oct.2017

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TNPSC Exam MaanavaN Time Table October Month Day 11 26.Oct.2017

This article addresses materialism in the economic sense of the word. For information on the philosophical and scientific meanings, see materialism. Materialism is the importance a person attaches to acquiring and consuming material goods. The use of the term materialistic to describe a person’s personality or a society tends to have a negative or critical connotation. Also called acquisitiveness, it is often associated with a value system which regards social status as being determined by affluence (see conspicuous consumption), as well as the belief that possessions can provide happiness. Environmentalism can be considered a competing orientation to materialism. Materialism can be considered a pragmatic form of enlightened self-interest based on a prudent understanding of the character of market-oriented economy and society. However, studies have found that it is also associated with self-destructive behavior and depression.

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