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Too Much is Never Enough

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Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses because most likely they are chasing the wrong wagon. They won’t be happy when they catch whatever they are chasing and you won’t be either.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Tell me something I don’t already know. Money can’t buy happiness. Check. Got it. Heard that one a long time ago. Next please.

Ah, humanity. I love you. For we are one and the same, you and I. And if we only did as well as we know life would be so much grander.

Luxury Fever. Over consumption. Credit card debt. Self-medicating, distracting ourselves from our real selves, our real needs, with alcohol or the latest fad or social media meme or just general busy-ness.

Closing Quotes:

“What my grandmother taught me: ‘Think twice about spending money you don’t have on things you don’t need to impress people you don’t like anyway.’” – Michele Singletary

“Affluenza: painful, contagious social condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste from the dogged pursuit of more.” – John De Graaf, David Wann, and Thomas H. Naylor; ‘Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic’

“You can never really own more than you can carry with both hands while running at full speed.” – Robert Heinlein, 1907 –1988

“All good things are wild and free.” – Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

As always, I share what I most want/need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier

 

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