Now, we are living in an era of globalization and digital technology. The majority of people want to have more and more personal belongings such as computers, cars or mobile phones. I however believe that these material things may make them become less concerned about other people. There are two primary reasons for this.
First of all, there has been a significant increase in the number of rich people. Because of working hard and having a lot of money, they need to be fully appreciated by the others. Moreover, some believe that luxury possessions can show their status, and make them famous. As a result, many people will become egocentric rather than generous.
Another reason for influence of consumerism on our behavior is that people will lack of face to face communication. Since the fast-paced development, modern tools help people to connect easily and quickly to each other around the world. For example, everyone can talk and chat online through Skype, Facebook by using mobile phone or a computer with internet. Additionally, people may spend too much time on these things. Therefore, they actually don't have time to have real communication and become less care about the others.
After discussing all the points mentioned about, i finally conclude that people can become more selfish because of our desire for material things. we cannot deny the certain benefits of possessions, but we should use them effectively, and make our life better with love and care.