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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

TOO MUCH MATERIALISM IS INJURIOUS TO HEALTH!


Generally we are driven by comparison mania.  If our neighbor brings home a new  product, our  heart craves to possess that one  by hook or crook. Whenever such thoughts crops up your mind, just  pause and think  of the fate of  people living in  utter poverty.  

Anupam Kher, the best character artist of Bollywood in his book " The Best Thing About You is You!" says that 

" I would like to share with you a beautiful thought, which I came to know many years ago and which has stayed with me : I always longed for a pair of shoes, until I saw someone with no feet.  The powerful imagery of this humbling thought has always stayed with me.  So too is a Gandhian saying "There is enough for the world's needs, but not enough for the world's greed."


We can lead a decent life with  minimum possessions.    Once a man or woman crosses forty,  this wisdom must prevail.  We must learn not only  from the experience of ours but  from other people's  experiences which offer insights to lead a happy life.  Like Anupam suggested, you must feel blessed with what life offered to you and there lies wisdom without pomp and show!