I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

I want it NOW!

on June 27, 2013

In the movie ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’  a selfish little girl sings the song, ‘I want it now’  She makes several demands and when she doesn’t get what she wants, she proceeds to knock things down and destroy what is around her.

This little girl is like many people today.  We want instant gratification.  We want life to provide us with everything we want IMMEDIATELY.   We don’t want to wait.  We want it to happen today – NOW!

Society teaches us to be selfish and keeps reinforcing this bad habit every day through programs and ads.    People are brainwashed to believe that ‘stuff’ will bring us friends, happiness and success.  If we just have more of this and more of that, we think our lives will be perfect!  In our impatience to find that perfect life, we rush out and spend money on worthless products and services just to have our happiness short-lived when the initial excitement wears off.

We need to take the time and consider what is valuable and worthwhile in our lives.  Is that new outfit going to win new friends?  If we lose weight are we going to get a better job?  If we buy that expensive car, will all our problems go away?

Building good relationships takes time but this is far more important than quickly building a pile of possessions.   This is something important that we can teach our children so they will grow up to be responsible adults who make good choices instead of being selfish and demanding.

So what is it that you want NOW?  Will it really make you happy and for how long?  Try thinking about what you need in the future and work on being patient.  Don’t let the world pressure you into man with moneywasting your time and money.

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