Living to acquire.
possessions to possess you.
‘spent’ on non-essentials.
‘things’ bring you happiness.
A deceit, a conceit of
the vain and frustrated.
Believing ‘stuff’ is
yours even though it is in transition.
to conjoin with ‘pieces’ of the world.
physically what can determine you psychologically.
fulfillment and ‘completion’ that are never realized.
self-deception that embraces the temporal while ignoring what
truly matters: The spiritual.
ultimately matter does not matter.
- Perhaps you
cannot own or possess anything but your own thoughts.
- Perhaps peace is
unobtainable when a mind is always cluttered with wants.
- Perhaps the value
of a thing should be based on its utility not on your
- Perhaps greed is
impossible when you cherish what you are … not what you
- Perhaps enjoyment
of things comes only from knowledge, appreciation and a
desire to share.
‘trophies’ on your interior mantel are the only ones that
will bring a smile to your face.
- Perhaps a life
dependent on material things for ‘happiness and fulfillment’
is a life without substance.
- Perhaps the
healthiest, happiest individuals are those who lose nothing
of themselves when they lose something.
- Perhaps your
displays of wealth and worth provide comforting
self-flattery; perhaps when someone ‘embraces’ your
‘exhibits’ they are most often envying even resenting you;
perhaps you ‘relish’ this.
ESSAY ON MATERIALISM by EDWIN
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