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.

Do you love dead things?

on July 18, 2013

man and moneyIf you were asked what do you love most in your life, what would you say?

  • money?
  • power?
  • possessions?
  • people?

A lot of people in this world love “dead” things more that they love people and they don’t even realize it.  Money, power and possessions are all “dead” things.  They can’t give back love or fill your emotional needs, yet they often take priority over other more important things in our lives.  We often neglect the emotional needs of our family and friends by working too much or putting our energy into accumulating possessions.    Then when we find ourselves in a situation where we want love and support, all we can find is our accumulated “stuff” that can’t talk to us, hug us, comfort us or give us the love we need.   We do need money and ‘stuff’ but these should never be our priority in life.

Research shows that many people who are obsessed with materialism often have low-esteem and are not happy or satisfied with life.   They believe that money, possessions and power will make them happy and successful.    However, the more people have, the more they want and the unhappier they become.  Countries that are the wealthiest have more issues with addictions and depression than countries that are poor.

Our culture constantly bombards us with the message that having more ‘stuff’ will make us happy.  This is a ploy to make us feel bad so companies can line their pockets with our hard-earned money.   We have to realize that our value is not in our possessions, our value is in who we are.

Think about what is important in your life.  Does it love you back?

Instead of loving “dead” things, put your love where it counts, in the people around you who can love you back and fill up your emotional tanks.

2 responses to “Do you love dead things?

  1. xbox2121 says:

    I always put people first, I became a minimalist a few years back when I realized I didn’t need all of that “stuff”

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