Materialism stories, books, poems, and more

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Poem / Humor

November 17, 2017

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Comments: 3

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Money!!! Read More
A brief reflection on the state of relationship between Pastors and their churches Read More
This literary piece is focusing on three of Emily Dickinson's poems through a sociological perspective. Read More

Essay / Memoir

July 09, 2014

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Shelves: 1

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Living out my youth in penthouses, driving fancy sports cars, and indulging in all the sensual and emotional pleasure every young adolescent boy can dream of. The parties, expensive toys, and exotic vacations; you could imagine it wasn’t very difficult to lure girls into “falling in love with me”. I… Read More
Sometimes I make the mistake of thinking hard about how weird our materialistic world is. Read More

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Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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Stop and smell the roses... Everyday,we overlook the people in our world,our importance to society and the things inside us that make us who we are.We let materialism get to us and leave parts of us in ruin. Read More

Essay / Non-Fiction

December 11, 2012

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Comments: 2

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This is an essay about materialism. Read More
A logical guide toward living by grace and love, utilizing the benefits of neuro-plasticity, logic, the wisdom of pious religions, and common sense. Read More

Reads: 109

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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A Letter of Truth Read More

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Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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An inconvenient convenience store robbery. (Pie chart not included.) Read More

Poem / Poetry

May 05, 2012

Reads: 132

Shelves: 1

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I wrote this poem for an old friend who is blindsided by money and material possessions. She terminated our friendship because on greed. This is how I felt and I wanted to express it to the world! Read More

Reads: 174

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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The inexplicable doubt which settles into one's soul as the artificial hopes structured by societal expectations begin to melt away with the rain of the dawn of understanding. Read More

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A man has dreams for his life; he writes what he wants to have, while fearing what he will become. Will it satisfy him? Will he look better in the eyes of others? Read More

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You might wonder what life holds for you, whether you'll make it out alive, whether all these people around you really understand anything. Look no further. Warning: Put yourself in an associative, light-hearted frame of mind before you read this, or don't. Just don't tell me that I'm wrong. You… Read More
Two former band members meet after many years, only to find they no longer have anything in common. Read More

Reads: 79

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

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I'm not religious but this story is based upon the Garden of Eden, where Adam and Eve once lived. Metaphorically,this poem is about how we have created illusions of wealth with gems rather than nature, and that materialism has led to the decline of a once beautiful world. Read More

Poem / Poetry

June 01, 2011

Reads: 170

Comments: 3

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A response to "living responsibly". Read More
In this, my next to last chapter before the end of my End Of Life Story, the Devil and I continue to argue over the disputed wager, but the relationship between us begins to shift. Unbeknownst to the Devil, the “condition of the possibility for the devil’s existence,” begins to… Read More

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Comments: 22

Shelves: 1

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A boy tries one last desperate attempt to reform the life of the girl he loves. Once again, based on a song: "Everything Goes Dark." Apparently I'm obsessed with sad stories inspired by music. Oh well. :) For Zemet's Short Story contest. Read More
this is anger, frustration, despair, sadness, injustice, and the obvious truth all rolled into one....I'm sick of it all, and I have had enough of the fake people, and the fake promises made by the "god-like" people who have made themselves this role, because it causes me to suffer, for… Read More

Poem / Poetry

January 04, 2009

Reads: 164

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

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Deals with what we are becoming. Read More

Poem / Poetry

December 22, 2008

Reads: 174

Comments: 3

Shelves: 1

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i just thought about this... Read More

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Comments: 17

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A story about a two life long friends separated by the materialism that rules over our world with some. Read More

Poem / Poetry

October 30, 2008

Reads: 215

Comments: 5

Shelves: 1

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an epic tale in four parts; of a world in which society, conformity, and commonality have overcome the very core of what makes us human. Read More
Why a person constantly looks at the stars at night, when to another it seems but a pointless, meaningless act and a waste of time... Read More
Nadine had everything and nothing. Read More

Reads: 164

Comments: 2

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A response to that perennial question we ask each other when we first meet: "How are you?" Read More

Reads: 477

Comments: 3

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Well, this was originally an essay for English...practice for the new SAT...but it means a lot to me, so I thought why not post it? Basically, this is just a really short summary of my novel, Defining Happiness. If the style seems weird or too formal or whatever, keep in… Read More

Reads: 189

Shelves: 1

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This is my poem that looks at the different ways in which materialism, commercialism and vanity propel the American society in which I live. Read More
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