Is it just me or is it the case that we all want more?
I am as guilty as the next person. My values have changed as I have gotten older but I am still not satisfied. Is satisfaction an elusive entity? I wonder if Mick Jaggar and Keith Richards really meant those words when they wrote “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction”.
Generally our western culture is geared towards wanting more material possessions. Once upon a time I wanted more shoes, more handbags and more fun. Now I just want more peace, but the point is that my life is more peaceful than it has ever been. Nonetheless, I want more peace. Where does it end? It is so frustrating. Why am I not satisfied?
The answer lies in an old cliche “Less is more”. It is easy to say, but much more difficult to do. I think we need to make a conscious effort to acknowledge this cliche.
If we were to be truly grateful for what we have right now we would not want more. Somehow I do not think this is actually possible, so perhaps better to be grateful for what we have and be grateful for our desire for more. Does that make sense? It only makes sense if what we desire brings added value to society and the world at large.
We can no longer afford to be selfish and desire what is only good for us. We have to desire what is good for humanity. I want more peace in my life so by the same token I want more peace in the world. I can live with that desire. Happy Sunday everyone.