If your greatest desire in life is to own more things, you are selling your potential short.
Unfortunately, society has told us our greatest dreams should consist of doing well in school, getting a lucrative job, building a large retirement fund, and buying a really nice house with lots of cool things. And because we get told that deceptive lie so many times and from so many sources, we start to believe it—without even noticing.
Before we know it, we are accumulating more and more things hoping to satisfy the longing in our hearts for something greater. This is a shame.
We can dream bigger dreams.
We can dream better dreams.
As Eric Hoffer once said, “You can never get enough of what you don’t need to make you happy.”
Our lives are worth more than the things that we own. Our lives can be lived for things that matter: love, hope, charity, relationships, contribution, spirituality.
But not if we sacrifice them by settling for possessions that only distract us from it.