“In our consumer culture, we always want the next best thing: the latest, the newest, the youngest. Failing that, we at least want more: more intensity, more variety, more stimulation. We seek instant gratification and are increasingly intolerant of any frustration. Nowhere are we encouraged to be satisfied with what we have, to think, “This is good. This is enough.”
I love the spirit of the holidays. I love the lights, the music the sense of anticipation of a big day coming and a pause to give and spend time with family.
That being said, I hate the mall.
You can feel the nervous energy. The stress some people have to endure to show their love is hard to watch.
Instead of buying gifts that I know my recipients will enjoy for a short period of time I wish I could buy them things that truly will give them joy.
I wish I could buy them true friendship, deep family connections, a beautiful nature walk, community bonds and the will to keep learning and growing. Unfortunately, the best things in life aren’t things.
As you continue to grow your passive income and you have more time to discover what truly matters to you in life I bet the dreams of fancy cars and exotic vacations fade into memory and more simple pleasures begin to fill your mind.
I know they have for me.
“A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with—that’s poverty—but how efficiently we can put first things first… . When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar. “ ― Victoria Moran, Lit From Within: Tending Your Soul For Lifelong Beauty