Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wanting What We Have

It can be all too easy to focus on the things we want and ignore the things we have. Do not get me wrong, wanting is not bad but when it begins to eclipse the satisfaction of having what we wanted yesterday then there is a problem. The things we have brought into our lives are there for a reason. At some moment they filled a need or desire in our life. We need to remember both the need and the satisfaction so that we continue to treasure them.

This sounds like common sense but through media and our innate drive to satisfy our needs and wants it is easy to forget. We are trained to experience fulfillment in the moment of acquisition rather over the life of the thing that has been acquired. By being able to remember the want that was satisfied we can help ourselves to be happier, not by living in the past, but by enjoying what we have now.

The editing project is on hiatus for production week


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