Often in the context of habit formed addiction I hear people refer to other people as, "worthless pieces of shit" particularly because they don't amount to anything. With that being said, could you explain to me what gives your life worth? Getting a career to work up the social ladder, all for what? Materialistic desires? Why then would you judge someone for their desire to not be so materially motivated? Ultimately we are all driven by happiness, so why should you then judge someone for their alternate path of happiness? Alternatively, one could say they wish to have a higher paying job to better support a larger family/give better opportunities to their children. I feel that is the only acceptable motivation for adhering to the social norm. A mostly selfless one. (I see 'better opportunities' meaning more chances for your child to experience a wider variety of things and opening their mind further/easier than someone of lesser opportunity. Money most definitely opens doors, and the only doors of worth I am referring to are the "doors" of knowledge and experience.) I feel people have lost sight of what is important and materialism is spreading like a disease. I can only hope with age will come this realization of happiness for oneself and those they hold dearest to them. (Being that I am young, I am more often than not surrounded by people more materially motivated, so perhaps this is a biased point of view.) I guess that's what gives worth to my life, either climbing the social ladder to better support my family or live with those I love in solitude. How about you?