When I look back at what my grandparents had, my generation had more; but in comparison to my children’s generation, as a child I see now that I had very little.
Our grandparents lived the simplistic life without having the opportunities or the lifestyle. I was lucky to have a better lifestyle in comparison, but had very little in the way of opportunities. When I look at society now I see a different world.
Because of technology, lifestyles have become transformed. We have choices now. We can move and work abroad if we choose and still keep in touch. We can travel, or we can choose to stay where we are. We can speak to family and friends anywhere in the world through the touch of a button.
Having too much can bring other problems, because we want more. We’re never happy with what we’ve got. We lose sight very quickly and can’t settle on what we have, because we want bigger and better things. We look at what others have and want what they have. We become disgruntled with ourselves, with our lifestyles and that’s when frustration sets in.
For those of us who move countries or jobs in the hope of finding what we want, some of us will manage it; others won’t. We buy into the belief that when we have something different or live a different life, we will feel and be happier, but the sad reality is that it doesn’t always solve our initial problem of why we decide to move in the first place. For some of us moving just adds to our stress.
The grass is never greener it just seems like it. I believe the basic principles still apply. We must perceive our lives differently to have more peace in it. Once we have inner peace we can live anywhere.
My advice would always be to make yourself better first, then make your choice.