Thoreau Materialism

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Thoreau, an opinionated and respected author, made the assertion that our technological society is an indication of our materialistic values. Modern society is heavily dependent on technology and comfortable with their adapted materialism. In many cases, the dependency on material items is unhealthy or is an obstacle. However, many technological advancements, such as the cell phone, are useful in emergencies and in communication. Numerous technological inventions allow people to do beautiful things, such as take pictures or share their knowledge publically with the world. There does come a point where cell phones should be put down, conversation should be made, and people should remember to remain humble. For the purpose of communication,
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