Time is clocking. Every burning second only make our stay more vulnerable and riskier. Amazingly our appetite to less enjoyable and stressful stuff continues to grow faster. Our priorities have drastically changed. We started to allocate more and more time on earning & spending seeking happiness. Set all our energy, emotions, and targets to earn and save every penny by analyzing best buy supermarkets. Unlike other animals our space for material value had overtaken our own human values. We started to reassess our strategies and goals based on suggested material values by advertising companies. We often benchmark happiness through materials we owned. Ironically increasing struggle to find peace and happiness is matter to most. Something wrong somewhere, it’s time to do a validity check of our plans.
What if we all celebrate every moment in life memorable and enjoyable way just like the last day you are living? What if we only have to spend time on things we love the most? What if all of us can spent quality time with friends, families, traveling , helping people, meeting cultures, sharing love, play games, roaring among sports fans, dance even it looks stupid, smile until stomach hurts, watch sunset , sing and spend our limited time with someone you love.
Instead of all of above we had to spend considerable time of our life on learning how to survive. For an example It take more than twenty years to complete just general education and start working in office rooms, virtual social networks, factories, in roads, battlefields . We spent best days of our lives in traffic, shopping malls and hospitals. If you analyze a little more you would surprise how many hours you had to spend waiting in queues.
Our foundation understanding of happiness mentored by technology, economy, politics, business, power and eagerness to earn six digit salary and potential buying capacity. We missed critical aspect ‘human values’.
Isn’t it making our living increasingly complicated and unpredictable? The food with genetic modifications and the water with added chemicals to purify. Are we really serious about decrypting our creator’s codes? Or recreate our own. Most of us believe in this modern life style. Fake happiness propelled based on top of dissatisfaction and materials you own and want to earn.
What happen to us? Why we intentionally forget our values. What happen to love, care, affection, sensitiveness, politeness, childlike nature and empathy for other? Isn’t it all values messed up in our busy schedules that prevent us from reaching peace in our mind? Isn’t it we burn our limited time on worthless materials and unwanted stuff searching happiness?
When you buy something, reassess your priorities. The money you earn, the materials you buy does not equal to your happiness, either you never will reach satisfaction or peace. The profit you make or materials you bought are just a connection to vicious cycle which has only one direction, more dissatisfied and stressful life.
At least make effort to change your limited time more enjoyable and gifted one for you and your loved ones. Start think beyond materials and keep believe in human values. There is no better gift than peace and satisfaction in mind.
© Buddi Mathararachchi