Saturday, March 06, 2010

Oh, that mind poison of greed!

It is so easy in our consumption oriented culture to believe that we will be happier if we just have more money or more stuff. So ponder the following if you find yourself caught up in that outlook:

For many people, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.
It is not the person who has too little, but the person who craves more, who is poor.
What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.

-- Seneca

I found the above quotations in an article entitled "What the Old Romans Can Teach You About Living a Kick-Ass Life" that you can read right here.

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