One of the things that Buddhism and Taoism teach is for us not to be materialistic. Worldly things serve as hindrances and/or barriers to understanding or attaining the dharma.
However, I think there are worldly things that makes life a little better if we use them properly.
Just today there are two online articles about worldly things that may make life a little better.
First is about the Internet, more specifically the proliferation of the social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. As the article states if used properly it may help people propel into positive action. I’m talking about the Egypt uprising we’ve all followed the past weeks. Try to find time to read the article.
Second, on the list is we MIGHT soon say goodbye to those ugly cell towers that also helps in destroying the environment. It’s still too early to say whether this will really happen but do take time out to read the article.