We often think we need the world. But what do we really need, as opposed to what we crave?
Knowledge, wisdom, understanding. Food, clothing and shelter. Love, peace, and happiness. Think about it… Outside of this what else could you really need? Cars, money, expensive booze? The latest gadgets, dazzling jewelry, the most twitter followers? At some stage in life we all wanted these material things, we probably still do. The question is, do these things bring lasting contentment? When you have the latest phone, it won’t be the latest phone for too long. Same applies to that shiny new car. There is always going to be someone richer than you, with more expensive, more exclusive booze. Their jewelry will be more shiny, bigger, and more outrageous!! You’ll always be chasing a dream.
If we stick to our needs, we are likely to experience more long term contentment. There will be no need to compare ourselves to others, or worry about what others think about us. When we focus on our needs, build our selves up without external influence, we attain the ultimate satisfaction. Feed your desire for knowledge and wisdom. Open your mind to a greater understanding of yourself, and the world around you. Ensure you have the basics, food, clothing, shelter. Free yourself to love, and be loved. Live in peace, and happiness will surely follow.
Now, reading this, you may think this has a spiritual slant. I assure you it doesn’t, but if faith and spirituality can help you to attain happiness, then go for it. The most wonderful thing about the human race is our individuality. So everybody treads their own path. Find yours by looking inside yourself. You won’t find directions in another person’s path. You must forge your own way.