The Weekly Review has an interesting interview with a guy called Dezene Huber. I was particularly struck with the paragraph quoted below in regard to Dezene’s and his family’s approach to life.
Satisfaction means that we donâ€™t try to make material possessions the source of our joy. Rather, the things that we already have and that mainly cannot be priced – God, family, friends, nature, and experiences – represent the true foundation of our lives. Beyond that, we live in thankfulness for food, shelter, and clothing and our good fortune to live in a free country of opportunity. If every gizmo and gadget that we own would suddenly be taken away, our lives would be a bit more challenging and a bit quieter – but, would that be such a bad thing?
Something I believe we should all take on board and consider next time we want that new iPhone.