From the moment we open our eyes from the good night's sleep before the moment we close them again to dream our night away, we're constantly consuming material items. We have a tendency to go shopping we do not absolutely need. Despite the fact that we're sometimes afraid to confess it, we buy items in anticipation to expect social recognition from this. We also buy products to fill up that empty space inside your heart.
Products are lifeless. Their only purpose is to last in ways people can't. However so why do we expect these to still?
The items that you own doesn't say about what you are like a person. A fresh purchase may give you an ecstatic feeling initially, however when the first shiny feature begins to fade away, so does that ecstatic feeling you'd when you initially laid eyes on a product.
And then, you can begin once again. You start hunting for the next hot item- a brand new car, another designer bag, or even the newest model smartphone. You will preserve consuming enough where you no longer really care about what you really want. Big advertisers can take over your brain. They try their best to tell you what you need in your life in order to make sales.
There isn't any stopping point for the media. The media will continue to let you know with each changing season what's in and what's out. By giving in, you think you will reduce the chance of being omitted. You'll feel restless, yearning for meaning and purpose, which no possible method is in a position to fill .
You will feel more disconnected by each new purchase, only in a position to fill space in your house.
Everyone is a consumer in a sense, but in which to stay balance with that spectrum between an obsessive consumer and a minimalist, is to create value in exchange. For yourself and others.
Value connects people because it has the purpose to help one another to bring the best in to the world.
Find your own voice with the values which others have formulated.
You no longer will depend on things, expecting that it will give you happiness. You won't depend on anything for you personally can make value yourself. Instead, buy things you really need and can definitely use.
Spending time together with your loved ones and adding value to each other's lives with the thought of to be the best version of yourself every day is the greatest gift you can now buy.
Instead of taking up space for unnecessary things, make an effort to make more room and take time for that stuff you like to create but for the people who matter for you.
The things that ask energy from us that we enjoy doing, provide us with at the end more energy, while the things we love to to consume and get nothing people in exchange – you know what – will wary us out and provide us nothing useful for return that helps us grow further.
We become better people by consuming less.
And we become better still whenever we put our time and effort into wholesome activities which help us grow and improve ourselves as a person. Growing the type of energy that we spread around in to the world that may heal and inspire others.