9 Lines : Things You don't Really Need
1. Million Dollars - That is a minimum value. Right? For everyone who says money doesn't make you happy and everyone else who counters it, there is a much smaller amount required. And that is just to lead a normal life. It is not the bank balance, but the way you use it that makes you happy.
2. Super Car - How about burning some rubber? Absolutely nothing can beat the thrill of driving a car with a top speed of 200mph. But, isn't that just achieved on a race track? Yes, it is great to have such a beast in your arsenal, for you can't showoff how much you did to help someone. Here's a fact though, possessing something reduces its value (to that person).
3. Home Theater System - What is the point of being fined for poor conduct? Music is better enjoyed all by yourself, or with friends if you love company. You don't really have to entertain an unwilling neighbour. Or worse, the cop that could be knocking on your door.
8. Mansion - Home Sweet Home, right? The people living in the house are way more important than its size. You shouldn't have to put so much in a mansion-like house when it would be accommodating just a few people. Efficiency is key.
9. $1000 Phone - Okay, here's a question. When applying for a job, a specialist has better odds, right? So why is the criteria different for phones? If you really need a great camera, put your money in a DSLR. A phone is supposed to make and receive calls, and a Nokia 100 can do that very well.
I don't have a problem with anyone having all of this. It is, ultimately, a result of years of hard work, and it should be rewarded. The issue is with those who end up with a lot more damage in order to possess these items. Happiness comes through sharing and not greedily obtaining things. There's a fine line between taking and earning.