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William Veasley is the author of Be Weird & Be Different where he blogs about inspiration, being different and how to find happiness in our daily lives. Need to clear your mind? Share your story here or tweet w/ me here!
The Twentieth Century Man
“Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever; no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
At the beginning all the way until the end of the day we are human beings. As human beings we have our wants, but most importantly our needs. At times, many times it is hard to separate needs from wants, but what must be done, must be done! The ever changing world makes separating the two extremely difficult, but we must not be blinded by what shines. The things that shine bright are never what’s needed, but always what’s wanted.
I see some people with a brand new IPhone, but I see those same people living under their parent’s roof as grown-ups or walking to the store when they’re way too old to have only their feet as a reliable source of transportation. Life is hard, but we make it harder when there’s no separation between our needs and wants. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Remain focused and keep rising up the elevator of life until you reach the top floor!
Preeminence of the Mind
I feel sorry for some people because they let money control them and totally destroy their values. These people focus on their next dollar and have no awareness of the world around them. Dollar signs cover their eyes making it impossible to perceive reality. These are people that take steps, but end up going in circles and never get anywhere.
Take a few minutes to reflect on your current situation. Is it any better than the one you were in last year? What about five years ago, how was your situation then? Dare I say, maybe it’s time to stop living off your parents, sitting around sucking up all their air, clean yourself up, get on your two feet and figure out what’s most important.
Every wonder why you have no money and when you do get a little, it never stays in your pocket for more than a day? Well, as honestly as I can say, I believe you are being played like a fool because you live your life to keep up with the latest trends. For example, instead of buying a nice car (Actually owning something), you rent the fanciest ones you can afford for half your life so that you look “cool” and or important. Instead of waiting until your phone contract expires you buy the newest version for full price might I add and they come out with a new one every year!
In reality, most companies plan out how to make their product line withstand the test of time. The new phone you bought probably could’ve been released five years ago, but the cell phone companies tricked you and got more of your hard earned money.
Deception is everywhere. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what’s going on and most probably will never figure out anything, but life will go on.
Happiness starts from within and if it doesn’t start from there then it’ll never be obtained or only temporally. You can trick yourself into thinking you are someone that you aren’t and buy material objects as a way to cover up empty holes in your heart, but the only one being fooled will be yourself.
If you desire an abundance of happiness in your life then forget about the outside and start searching from within because that’s where real happiness lies.
Be smart, be strong! Most importantly do what’s best for your current situation. When you see something you feel is needed, at least wait twenty-four hours in order to see if you feel the same about it being a need. More times than none, you’ll realize what you thought you needed was simply a want. What’s needed isn’t always what’s wanted, but in those times you must do what’s most important if you want to survive on your own two feet. Life’s full of choices. Will you make a smart or, well, you know.
Author: William Veasley is the author of Be Weird & Be Different where he blogs about inspiration, being different and how to find happiness in our daily lives. Need to clear your mind? Share your story here or tweet w/ me here!