“There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.”G. K. Chesterton
The major businesses of America work furiously to keep our minds off the idea of desiring less. We are trained by their propaganda from the moment we are born and can hardly imagine happiness not being attached to accumulating more.
For American Industry, and consequently for us, it’s all accumulation. We get their goods and services, they get our attention and money. More for us, more for them.
The concept of enough is endlessly motivating. If you think you don’t have it, you will do whatever it takes to keep pursuing it.
Always remember that your enough is another person’s abundance—even opulence. Your current lifestyle is the object of another’s fantasy. Some wonder what it would be like to live in America, own a home, eat at restaurants, take vacations. They don’t know that many Americans wonder what it would be like to be millionaires, centimillionaires, or billionaires. We wonder what life would be like if we owned a yacht; they wonder what it would be like to have electricity.
It’s no cause for guilt. Just a reminder that sometimes we already have what we’re seeking.