We need to com­bat the rise of ma­te­ri­al­ism in the UAE

The National - News - - OPINION -

This is in ref­er­ence to Daniel San­der­son’s ar­ti­cle New mea­sures are needed to com­bat ma­te­ri­al­ism in the

UAE, study finds (Novem­ber 6). Ma­te­ri­al­ist con­cerns push peo­ple to be in­flu­enced by so­cial me­dia into buy­ing what they can­not af­ford and risk­ing bank­ruptcy.

As long as peo­ple only care about ap­pear­ances, they will be vul­ner­a­ble to ads com­pelling them to buy things they do not need, even if they do not have the money for these lux­u­ries. Name with­held on re­quest

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