I used to want everything. Especially if someone I admired had it. Then I had to have one too. Didn’t matter if I didn’t really need it. I would talk myself into needing it.
Hopefully you are alot more sensible than I used to be.
I firmly believe now that less is really more.
Less things in our lives. Fewer possessions means we have to spend our money more wisely on things of meaning that can make us more efficient or produces income. Or makes us better people. With better skillsets and mindsets.
When my kids were growing up, they felt deprived because I would not buy them toys like Playstations or the other forms of devices that most kids had. Instead we went to the library and borrowed books. This developed their love for reading instead. They also had more time to focus on sports and school work. I didn’t deprive them of anything – they just learnt a different way to amuse themselves.
We can also simplify our lifestyles. There are many things that are beautiful and meaningful that are available to us for free or cost us very little. Like walking in a park. Enjoying a family barbeque or picnic.
I felt so strongly about this that I did a Facebook Live post on it. Watch it at https://www.facebook.com/ChrisGlobalTseng/videos/398092520524345/ and let me know if you agree or disagree.
I would love your comments.
Here’s to a simpler life!