A Greedy Person Lacks Everything

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A Greedy Person Lacks Everything

Last update: 01 February, 2019

The poor lack a lot. They don’t enjoy luxurious lives and may not even have a roof over their heads. However, a greedy person still may have it worse.

We’ve grown up in a consumerist world.

Take a look at the ads and commercials that surround you. These are a few things you’ll see:

  • the latest cell phone
  • the car that no one even has yet
  • the ultimate watch
  • the best vacation you’ll ever have

However, what you already have is surely enough. Nonetheless, you want more and more, and you don’t value what you do have.

A Greedy Person Lacks Because of Not Seeing What He/She Has

feeling lonely

We think we need things because that’s how we were taught to think. That car that just came out has something our car doesn’t. It may be the smallest, least important thing, but we think we need it.

We are self-centered and have a competitive spirit. We may feel satisfied when we get this new thing, but will it make us happy?

Nevertheless, many poor people are happy. It doesn’t matter to them that they’re living in the streets without anything to eat. Are they sad sometimes? Of course!

We’re emotional beings, and even if everything is going great, we’ll have our lows.

However, in spite of all of this, many poor people know true happiness because theyve learned to value the little they do have. 

On the other hand, every day we see people who have millions, and many of us wish we were them.

a person excluded from a group

If you bought everything, there would still be more left to buy. Sometimes, however, you throw away your money because it’s the only thing you can do to stop thinking about the state you’re in.

Your soul must be nourished. Feed your soul with the truly good things. Here are some examples of things that strengthen your soul and that you can’t buy anywhere:

  • love
  • relationships
  • cooperation
  • gratitude

Wanting and wanting more material things won’t make you happy; it will take your eyes off what really deserves your attention: your inner self.

There’s No Better Teacher Than Life Itself

looking through the window

You may already know all of this, but you keep tripping over the same stone. However, with every fall, you end up learning something. There’s no better teacher than life itself.

Think of all those times you learned to see what you had only after you lost it. Plus, it probably won’t be the last time.

Let’s think about all the clothes we’ve bought ourselves and how bad we felt when we got home and looked at our empty wallet.

We do without thinking because we don’t observe. Instead, we just see.

Every time you wish you had a different life, you’re discounting everything you’ve accomplished and all the people who have been there along the way.

You’re actually happy already. However, you look for reasons not to be.

Are You Really Worth More the More You Have?

a greedy person feeling sad

You think the more friends you have, the more you’re worth. The better your job, the more recognition you’ll get. These are the thoughts of a greedy person.

However, the worth that really matters is the one you give. Are some jobs better than others? Sure. There are harder ones that require more sacrifice.

Never judge something by how it may look to the world looking in.

It’s time to start questioning everything you have believed up until now. We’ve grown up in a society that instills certain values and beliefs in us, but that doesn’t mean they are good ones.

If you’re still not happy, it’s because you’re keeping ideas in your head that you shouldn’t believe to be true. They may work for some people, but we’re all different.

Even if things aren’t easy, there’s a spark of life.

After all, what would happen if you didn’t have any problems and the world were your oyster?

You would go through life happy and at peace… But then?

We don’t see that everything bad that happens to us gives meaning to our existence. Without any problems, difficulties or challenges, our life would mean nothing.

Don’t think like a greedy person. Think like a poor one. It will open up a whole new world.

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