“Did you ever hear of having more than you wanted? So that you couldn’t want anything else and then started looking for something else to want? It seems like we’re always searching for something to satisfy us, and never finding it.” — S. E. Hinton, The Outsiders
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That’s because we have no idea what’s actually going on.
I can’t imagine although my home is so very crowded with not just my belongings, but those left by my parents. it’s been years of sifting thru, throwing out & giving some things to friends. I myself need $$ more than anything but I’m simply the worst capitalist! can no longer work which throws up tons of barriers.
back when I did work I remember well an overheard conversation on this same subject. two teenage boys were on the elevator with me, getting off on the same floor, neighbors of the couple I worked for. one boy asked the other what he wanted for Christmas. the kid said he couldn’t think of anything because he had all he wanted. the computer, phone etc. the other kid expressed shock, but the one who had it all simply smiled.. he was very satisfied with his life. I hope he still is.
I can see why you would remember that conversation. It’s rare that you get to witness someone sincerely and candidly expressing satisfaction. I’d like to think the kid is still satisfied and succeeding because of it. An irrational wish for “karmic justice.”