Sunday – life philosophy

 

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“Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.”

Susan Ertz

I stumbled upon this quote today and it got me thinking…are we really aware of what we want? Isn’t it quite often that we think we want something, but actually this desire is someone else’s? Society, our parents, our prejudice, our wishful thinking or our idea of what we should be, not what we really are?

Is it possible that this could be the reason why we are no longer happy when we get/acquire /buy something? I am absolutely sure you’ve met this little evil worm which says things like “You did it! Are you happy now? I know you’re not! Go get get something bigger/shinier/more expensive!” And now you’re caught by greed and you don’t know why. You think this the way to be better than others and more respected, by having power and possessions. Sadly, it is true to the point by which you’ve fed your ego and you know that other people, society – let’s call it that way – respects you. You are liked by others but are you liking yourself?

I ‘ll leave the question open inviting you to think in this Sunday afternoon whether you know what YOU really want.

Here is another wise quote to get you in the mood:

“A lot of people get so hung up on what they can’t have that they don’t think for a second about whether they really want it.”

Lionel Shriver

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