I have always valued sanity above greed. As a child, unconsciously I was already laying down the foundations to a more spiritual life, but I didn’t consciously understand that’s what it was.
In the early years, our family are the most important until we begin to ‘dip our toes and spread our wings.’ As children, the more our parents do for us and the more we’re given, the more we will want and look for. Equally, the more contact we have and the more influences we have, the more our allegiance, thought process and personalities will change.
But as we go through the process, it’s important that through our allegiance to people and things, we continue to think about our moral standing and values, because it’s easy for our lifestyles to replace those. We must think about putting sanity above greed, instead of our need to want more things.
As we unconsciously begin to acquire more things, we will continue to ignore our emotions and our sanity. As we go through life we will draw more importance to things more than we do people, or even ourselves: although there are exceptions.
When it comes to stress, the more we are stressed, the more we want to buy things, the less we think about the importance of value, the greedier we become. Sadly, when we put greed above sanity, we’re not happy to live the basic simple life, we want more.