I had a discussion with Yulia this evening about several things, but what stood out in my mind is what are the things that make one person happy but not another. The core issue that I saw was that it mattered little what you have in your life, money, job, time, etc. we are conditioned to want whatever it is that we don’t have. You look at the media that invades our lives, we are constantly exposed and told how important it is to have more, and how we have to have everything that everyone else has, whether we actually want or need it.
What a load of crap.
You can take two people, who have different things, and swap them, they will hate what they got and want what they had. Trade them again and they will switch back.
Look at the folks that have everything they want. Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, all those insane celebs. They can’t handle their lives. So the mass accumulation of things doesn’t solve it either.
It’s those Tibetan Monks who have the system licked. What do they do? Chant and make those sand paintings. You don’t hear about some monk popping a cap in another monk’s ass because he had better sand, right? No, aside from wanting the Communist Chinese to stop shooting them so much, they really have everything they want. Food, shelter, a great view of the mountains, colored sand, the Tibetian shiznit.