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Explain how materialism can lead to unhappiness in one’s life. Suggest some measures to overcome this situation.

Topic: Determinants of ethics

7. Explain how materialism can lead to unhappiness in one’s life. Suggest some measures to overcome this situation. (15M)

Structure of the question

Introduction

Define materialism in an adequate manner.

Body

  • List in what ways materialism can lead to unhappiness in one’s lives. Ex: More emphasis on materialism might give rise to greed that might hamper personal and public relationships etc.
  • Suggest measures to overcome this overemphasis on materialism in an adequate manner

Conclusion

You can conclude your answer by emphasizing the Indian way of life which teaches following the Madhyam marga one of the core teachings of Buddhism) to deal with this issue.