I travel quite a lot these days and I watch people, observe the world, I realise I want more than I have and I seem to be eternally unhappy. As soon as I get what I desired it is not enough and I want more, and wants I get that more, guess what? I want even more.
At the moment I am trying to teach myself to be happy with what I have. It is crucial that in this world filled with consumerist propaganda, we - the citizens of the world, should learn to appreciate what we have rather than constantly focus on what we want.
Of course, generally wanting more is a good thing, that pushes us forward. After all had Marie Curie given up after getting her degree in chemistry because it was enough, she would have never ended up being the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize. So yes we should want more, but I think we need to focus our want more on the non-material things, like self improvement, education, spiritual development, health, happiness, family balance, even work and the list could go on and on. Whereas if we are constantly focusing on the fact that we want that latest phone or the newest computer we are never going to be happy with the new object we got two weeks ago, because there is always going to be something newer and better. We should and need to want more of those things that can not be bought, as often in life they end up being of far greater value than anything that can be purchased.