November 30, 2011 25 Comments
I briefly touched on materialism in my last post What Are You Really Thankful For?
A lot of us place too much value on physical objects. They are completely meaningless and worthless in the bigger scheme of what life is really all about.
You don’t need objects to enjoy life. All you need is a well balanced mind that appreciates everyone and everything for what they are.
If you set out to spread positive energy, that energy in turn is given back to you in the form of friendships and opportunities for further growth. If you spend too much time focusing on acquiring objects and money, you miss out on chances to help yourself and others improve their lives.
You won’t have as much time to actually enjoy these objects anyways because you will always be concerned with acquiring more.
There is never any time for satisfaction and appreciation for what you already have when you keep concerning yourself with acquiring more goods.
Objects can be created and destroyed, but good healthy relationships can last a lifetime and are more meaningful that inanimate things. If you don’t have anyone to share and enjoy your physical possessions with, are they really worth anything?