Thursday, September 2, 2010

What is the Value?

I’ve been surrounded by a tug of war for a while now. A relationship spat which should have ended on better terms but just can’t since it was built upon materialism. I decided a long time ago that I won’t take sides which I made known, simply because I understand it from both points of view and I respect them both.

Even though I always talk about this, I really pondered on it today. Sometimes we envy people for their success, lifestyle and more or less what they own because we wish we could have it. The thing is, from a public view they seem happy and on top of the world, but behind closed doors we don’t know what they are going through.

When we think the grass is greener on the other side, it isn’t. Wealth can buy an image, it can buy things, it can buy friends, but it cannot buy happiness or a meaningful life for that comes from within. It is heartbreaking to listen to the stories of mental anguish that they inflict upon each other, and I am honestly worried about the outcome that could bring.

Work hard to accomplish whatever you desire in life but remember that money is only for comfort not for love. Even if you can’t make it to a certain level financially be content with your blessings. A lot of the world’s problems can be solved if we learn to care about people instead of accruing things.

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