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The Meaning of Things in our Lives

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Things can also entertain us.   The advances in technology made things capable to do a lot of entertaining stuff.   The entertainment that things give us comes in the form of video games, movies, and gadgets which made more engaging than before.   The video games today are so realistic that they can already mimic real life.   The movies are already in high definition and three dimensional that the scenes played almost pops out of the screen.   Things indeed can make our lives more fun. Things also remind us of the events in our lives.   The “ kinds of stuff” or things we collect remind us of special people or unforgettable events in our lives.   These things may not mean anything to other people but they symbolically represent meanings and memories which are uniquely peculiar to us.   These things make us better sons and daughters, better parents, a better wife, and husband, better friends, and better human beings.   These things reacquaint us with these people and events and in turn, make us more human.

Many people caution about the possession of that it could make us materialistic and become a slave to it.   They could be right and they could also be wrong.   They could either be right or wrong because things are actually valued neutral.   Value-neutral meant that things are neither good nor bad.   The value of things depends on how it is used.   Things can become good if it is used for a good reason/cause and it could also become bad if it is used for a bad reason or cause.   Just like fire, it can be good we can harness and control it as it provides us warmth and cooks our food but it can also burn our house and kill us if we use it wantonly.   If we also depend so much on the things that we have thought that it can make us happy, then that is the time that things become bad that it made us materialistic.   It is because we are going to want more and more until we cannot have enough.   But if we treat things as mere tools to make lives more comfortable, and to make us do more, and to remind us of special people and events, then things are good.

In sum, things make our lives convenient.   It also makes us do more and become a more productive member of society.

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