2021年1月31日托福独立写作范文：Nowadays,people are more obsessed with buying material things like expensive clothes and cars because people judge each other according to their possessions.
Hundreds and thousands of companies spread information about their brand and products every year, including clothes, cars, handbags, etc., and some of the products are actually very expensive. But still, millions of people flock to shopping malls to purchase those products all year around, which arouses a heated discussion about whether people nowadays are more interested in those luxuries. Some people tend to hold a positive standpoint, whereas others may disagree. From my perspective, people nowadays are actually more obsessed with expensive things.
To begin with, the fear of being judged by possessions makes people seek more expensive things. Everybody wants to be successful and longs for being respected by others. Though there may be other things that can represent the success of a person, like published books, awards, a good reputation, and so on, most people prefer to judge others by their possessions, since it is relatively the easier and more obvious way. It is because people’s possessions can show in ways of an expensive car, designer clothes, designer handbags, etc., which usually cost a large sum of money and most of which could be seen even within the first meeting. Thus, people could tell directly whether the person they meet is successful or not without the need to digging more about this person online or in other ways. Consequently, if a person wants to show others that he/she is quite successful, it is likely that he/she would seek expensive commodities.