it is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor." - seneca
i lived in guatemala for a time. it was a privilege learning one of the mayan dialects and living among the k'ekchi in alta verapaz. sometimes, i long to go back to coban and live that simple life.
after years of buying and chasing a big home, multiple cars, multiple televisions, getting the latest and greatest gadget, the latest fashionable clothes, a second home, a boat and countless other possessions, people are beginning to realize that this lifestyle is nothing but a dead end; it does not bring joy or contentment. it only brings anxiety.
the people i lived with were not without problems. but many humble families i lived with had found genuine happiness and contentment; and they did not possess much.
constant craving is not sustainable and does not bring joy.
finding balance and focusing on what matters most is both sustainable and will bring a person contentment.
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