September 07, 2012 12:43 PM
“The grass is always greener on the other side.”
I have been thinking about something a friend told me a few months ago that is so true.
Its like that saying about stuff expanding exponentially to fill the space you have and so the more space you have, the more stuff you acquire and so you don’t have enough space.
It is clearly the same with money. My friend said to me that if a person makes more money but then spends more money then they don’t have sufficient money.
So people try to meet up to “expectations” and then live beyond actual means. They get into debt to “prove” to someone (even themselves) they are a success. So actually it is a sign of low self-esteem and even self-hate and insecurity. It is self-destructive and definitely not nurturing.
I aim to achieve the opposite. I aim to yearn for less to make me realize wealth and happiness , not more.