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There is an old adage which says The root of all evil is money This however is not true in America In America money is not the problem the love of money or materialism is the problem Materialism is at the core of our American dream We grow up learning that success is rooted in material wealth and power We live in a country where material things mean more to the general populous than a good education where material things dictate the amount of money we spend and where material things motivate our lives in most every way something needs to change Realizing that we are corrupted by materialism is not difficult What is difficult however is finding a solution to the problem Habits recognizes the difficulty by saying And since we have believed in that dream for a long time and worked very hard to make it come true it is hard for us to give it up even though it contradicts another dream that we have-- that of living in a society that would really be worth living in Bella et Al 285 Materialism is closely tied to our individualism We are taught to pursue our materialistic American dream to get ahead in life to be somebody to pursue our own happiness Even our own Declaration of Independence assumes we are individuals first and for most We hold these Truths to be self-evident that all Men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness For Americans to be primarily self-reliant and selfish is not surprising Americans only do what is beneficial to themselves if it helps someone along the way then thats great but helping people is not their initial motive In order to have the necessary balance between individualism and community we must be willing to give and then only after giving take
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