oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Materialism, opulence and affluence

Volume 22, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Most of, the world's misery is caused by the worship of materialism, manifested by greed and self-indulgence, individually and collectively we desire .above all else to obtain a high standard of living. This includes four Items: food, clothing, shelter and luxuries. The number who are affluent varies in different countries from perhaps one percent to 95 percent. Those of us who are affluent think we are happy. Many of us eat too much, dress, too well, and spend more than we need on shelter and luxuries.

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