It is a mid life goal to learn how to live simply, so that others may simply live.
This is one of the toughest life lessons to reverse. Everything we see or hear in the media, tells us more is better.
I’m teaching our son that less is more, not more is better.
Assets become liabilities. Seriously.
You get a nice car and then you worry about it being damaged or stolen. We live where most people drive upscale vehicles.
I drive a 20-year old car and love that it starts every time the key turns. Over a year ago, it was damaged when I was a victim of road rage. I’m thankful to be alive.
Never fixed that front fender, a daily reminder of what’s important.
The joy of doing without is something I need help on everyday anyway.
“He that would govern others, first should be Master of himself”. — Philip Massinger
If this is the case, then there really aren’t too many qualified leaders out there. Are there?
How hard do you work to gain mastery over yourself? Do you even care? Isn’t it an awful lot of work to polish things no one can immediately, if ever, see?
Then why do it? Simply this, you will know. And if you never get to the point where this is important to you, then you will never understand self-mastery. If you never understand this, you will always be frustrated with people, particularly yourself.
Who gives a crap, right? My point exactly.
“There is only one success – to be able to spend life in your own way”. — Christopher Morley
Agree to disagree? Good. Because I’m going to do both here.
Sure, it’d be great to do whatever it is you want to do, when you want to do it. And yet, it sounds a bit self-centered to my ear.
What abut sacrifice and service to others less fortunate? Ask Mother Teresa her opinion on Christopher Morley’s quote. Ask Jesus, or Abe Lincoln, or Martin Luther King.
Ask a mother, a father, a school teacher, a doctor or a nurse. Ask a street sweeper, or a cook.
We all should consider where we stand on this issue. And if we like our answer, awesome. If we don’t…..