Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Be Careful What You Ask For ...

Another thing I have been thinking about lately is the distinct difference between "wants" and "needs" ... 
In today's society most individuals seem to co mingle the terms as if they are one 
Most people seem to have developed a mind set that it is their inalienable right to have what they "want" - weather they "need" it or not. 
That brings about a whole other controversy over "rights" verses "privileges" ... 
Again - two very different concepts . 
I'm not sure when our human kind became so self centred and hedonistic but it is a trait I for one am not proud of 
It appears as though as our intellect grew so too did our ego - resulting in an "out for me" and "all I can get" type mentality. 
Survival of the fittest is one thing but as an evolved species we are suppose to have some degree of compassion and empathy for our fellow kind.
As I watch - and listen - to all the political rhetoric and election  bamboozling swirling on around me I am reminded that - as I was told a long time ago - "less is more" and "keep it simple" 
These well may be some of the best keys to find happiness in this life