“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”Marcus Tullius Cicero
Sometimes living within your means living without your “needs”.
“Needs” can easily be “wants” in disguise.
What are the things we absolutely 100% need?
Water. Food. Shelter. Love. Purpose. Care.
Anyone of these can be warped by wants.
Water becomes: Coffee. Coffee creamer. Soda. Wine. Whiskey. Gin. Sparkling water.
Food becomes: Dessert. Fast food. Fancy dinners. Chocolate Croissants. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Snacks.
Shelter becomes: An apartment. New cars. A TV. Streaming subscriptions. A couch. A coffee table. WiFi routers A better TV.
Most of these things are fantastic! Unless they control you. “The things you own end up owning you.” (Chuck Palahniuk)
I’m not saying we should give up all our stuff. I’m saying we should always be testing ourselves by removing the inessentials so that our essentials matter more.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1046
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