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Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy - StumbleUpon. Code of Conduct. Lennon.png (PNG Image, 517x460 pixels) Back to the Start. Materialistic couples have more problems - TODAY Health. Loving money may not be good for your love life, according to new research that finds that materialists have unhappier marriages than couples who don't care much about possessions.

Materialistic couples have more problems - TODAY Health

The effect holds true across all levels of income, said study researcher Jason Carroll, a professor of family life at Brigham Young University. And a materialist marrying a like-minded soul may not get off the hook: The least satisfying marriages were those in which both spouses cared strongly about material goods. "We thought it would be the incongruent or unmatched pattern that would be most problematic, where one's a spender and one's a saver," Carroll told LiveScience. "Our study found that it's the couples where both spouses have high levels of materialism that struggle the most.* [Read: 6 Scientific Tips for a Successful Marriage ] Can't buy me love Years of previous research have turned up compelling evidence that materialism isn't great for anybody, Carroll said.

. © 2012 An Essay by Einstein. "How strange is the lot of us mortals!

An Essay by Einstein

Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people -- first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving... "I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves -- this critical basis I call the ideal of a pigsty.

The ideals that have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. "My political ideal is democracy. John Lennon – IMAGINE PEACE TOWER – Yoko Ono. The Philosophers' Magazine. Philosophy is said to be the mother of all disciplines. It is the oldest of all disciplines and gave rise to modern science as we know it today as both social and natural sciences have their roots in philosophy.

Modern sciences either directly emerged from philosophy or are very closely related to philosophical questions. Understanding philosophy and of course, the way problems are addressed by philosophers is therefore the key to understanding of science as we know it today. Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophers The “love for wisdom” (English translation of the Greek word philosophia) dates back to the ancient times in both the East and West. Ancient Greek philosophy continued to flourish in the Western world throughout the Roman period in the form of Hellenistic and then Greco-Roman philosophy that was dominated by Greco-Roman philosophers of Cicero, Seneca, Plutarch and Plotinus, to mention only a few. Medieval Philosophers Modern Philosophers Contemporary Philosophers. Perspective-astronauts-have-it-3250-1306867763-17.jpg (JPEG Image, 600x430 pixels) Stand Up And Speak Out Against The Conservative Culture Of Hate. By: Rmuse September 25th, 2011 see more posts by Rmuse It is natural for human beings to have idealized perceptions of a country based on history and anecdotal evidence.

Stand Up And Speak Out Against The Conservative Culture Of Hate

Depending on which part of the world a person lives, they may think of America as an imperialistic bully, or the land of opportunity where anything is possible and the people are warm and inviting. There are many Americans who are compassionate to their fellow citizens and harbor a great desire to see every person prosper in the spirit of equality to make this nation a source of pride at home and abroad.

It is tragic, but there is a growing segment of society that are displaying behavior and attitudes that portend a nation of hateful people who rejoice in other’s misery and relish the thought of causing pain and suffering because of bigotry, greed and intolerance. In Thursday’s presidential debate, audience members booed a gay soldier serving in Iraq when he asked a legitimate question about DADT. Our_Society_Is_Run_By_Insane_People_John_Lennon_Quote.gif (GIF Image, 300x521 pixels)