The never-ending search for more can be a huge source of unhappiness.
“Do you really want to be happy? You can begin by being appreciative of who you are and what you’ve got.”
―Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh
A major reason for unhappiness in modern society is the unending search for more. The bigger house, the badder car, the expensive shoes. The lie that happiness and satisfaction are just around the corner if we just had a little more is sold to us everywhere we look. We often fool ourselves into believing that once we get that raise, relationship, or acknowledgment from our peers, then we’ll finally be happy. But all of that internal restlessness can be easily stopped in its tracks by practicing the simple art of gratitude.
The following video is a great ilustration of how, by constantly looking at what the other guy’s got or continuously searching for more, we completely miss out on enjoying what we already have.