“We thought we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.” – Bono
People sometimes ask, “How do you keep from wanting the stuff that everyone else has?” To be honest, I rarely struggle with that desire anymore. But when I do, I try to remember one thing:
Since deciding to live with fewer possessions, I have…
- less clutter in my home.
- less stress in my life.
- more time for my family.
- more generosity in my spending.
- more money in my savings.
- more energy for my passions.
- more contentment in my heart.
- more gratitude in my soul.
- and far more opportunity to pursue things of greater worth.
And immediately, the desire begins to fade. As it does, a new question begins to emerge:
Why would I want what everyone else has when they all want what I already possess?