If you're like me you often times ask yourself "WHY DON'T I HAVE EVERYTHING I WANT?" and by everything I want, I mean:
- A ridiculous amount of money
- Not having to work
- A passport full with traveling adventures
- A nice house with a walk in closet, gourmet kitchen, and infinity pool.....
When I get that deep in thought I really put myself into the process of having everything my heart desired. Then, I begin to get somewhat depressed. Not because I don't have all of those things, but because I realize that I would go crazy and end up being extremely unhappy if I had all of them.
Why You Ask? "How could you think that?" "Money would make me soooo happy!"
Well yea, the initial emotion I would have would be happiness. Extreme happiness!
I would travel the world! Try new things. Buy a few homes. Make sure my family was taken care of. Buy my dream closet, with all the clothes, shoes, and accessories I have dreamed about. Drive a baller car. I wouldn't have to work anymore. I wouldn't have to stress.
But when all is said and done, and you have visited every last place on earth. Purchased every last material thing you could possibly want. Then what?
Wouldn't life become boring? Wouldn't you run out of things to do?
You could potentially turn to drugs and alcohol making you happy.
You become unmotivated. Depressed.
Miserable to be around because you literally have nothing to complain about, so you start complaining about the colors of Starbucks cups during the holiday season...
See where I am getting at?
You don't need to be a millionaire to be happy. In fact according to FORBES the "Happiness Salary" is $75,000 a year! YES, that is still an extremely difficult salary to acquire. But it proves my point.
I'm not saying you're not allowed to want things. Hell, I still want those things on my list. But you don't NEED to have them to be happy.
Be thankful for what you have!!
Be thankful for:
- Your relationships (significant other, family, friends, God)
- Waking up in the country where you are free to do as you please (for the most part)
- A VAST selection of food & restaurants to choose from on the daily basis
- Your health
- Your job (unless they're treating you like crap, in that case, leave that job)
- Another day to start new