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Does our culture place a high price (or prize) on what is worthless?

and throws away as worthless what is of eternal value.
The little choices we must make
Will chart the course of life we take;
We either choose the path of light
Or wander off in darkest night----DDe Haan

Are your children learning from you how to discern what's worth keeping and what is best discarded ?

...Hebrews 12.16

Best Answer - Chosen by Asker: What is worthless is defined differently by each individual person. For some all that is necessary in life is to follow the word of God and live a pious life. Everything else is materialistic and unnecessary filler.
The same goes for Buddhists who believe that it is their next life that is important.

For many, religion aside, believe that whatever effects/affects them positively is full of immense worth, but may not be for the next person.

So its a completely subjective matter.

As for me, when i see 13 yr old walking around with their cell phones and iPods and an innumerable amount of materialistic goodies, I cant help but think they must think their life worthless without such items (And in many cases, if asked they would be insane without them).
For me, many of the luxuries we as Westerners are accustomed to are worthless in the long term, but we still find them necessary for our lives.