Professor Tim Kasser in New York Times

n-2014-11-06-kasser-nytimesFrom: The New York Times (New York, NY) –

There is nothing inherently wrong with (children) wanting to be rich… But materialism — when people focus more on possessions than relationships and believe more stuff will make them happier — can be dangerous. Decades of science have proven it, as Tim Kasser, a psychology professor at Knox College, showed in his excellent and highly readable book “The High Price of Materialism.”…

But (Kasser would) never want to come down hard on his own kids for merely expressing a desire to have a lot more money. “I think giving children that sort of freedom is what will facilitate ongoing conversation,” he said… Read more…