In the postmodern era, when Man can conquer anything and nothing seems impossible, he still struggles with his own self, sadly.
As machine dependent, our lives can get in these times, although they reduce our physical fatigue but what about the heavy head and dull mind? Like we have everything and we still feel a void inside ourselves.
Because we have been stuffing our closets with things just for the sake of them. Our refrigerators are brimming and our stomachs feel bloated. And for this, we are to blame somewhere. The idea of fulfillment and the feeling of being full is what that is consuming our happiness and contentment. Like we do not know when to stop. We want to get everything done up to its fullest and in the meanwhile, we sacrifice our mind, spirit, and inner self. The idea of being happy and satisfied with LESS has never ever knocked our minds. Like we are full of our egos, our pleasures, our closets, our choices, our dreams and not but the least, our love for Us, We and I.
Now how “LESS IS MORE”?
Oh and I forgot to mention, our eyes are full too! of all the sights and visuals that we come across social media every day. That branded bag, that waist size, that couple in love and those luxuries of vacationing on an island. Everything comes with a price, nothing is free in this world. Can you tell that despite having all the luxuries, all those people are happy or not? Not to confuse their happiness with material possession happiness.
Now, how about a bag that you just purchased after a lot of saving and hard work. That is not still a branded bag but still, you carry it with pride and after some time you sell the bag in a secondhand shop and someone else buys it. How happy that person will be because he can afford it now. And you do not need fancy diet plans to shed pounds or an expensive gym membership if you can only develop the habit of “Actually eating” rather than “eating when bored”. We can also save a lot of food this way and there will be no leftovers. How about going to a nearby park with a book or a sketchbook in your hand, the cool breeze making you happy and the sight of children playing and people chatting. And then not clicking pictures and having no anxiety of uploading them on Instagram asap. The whole synopsis of this paragraph is ” give your eyes a rest and you do not need to have everything you see flashing on social media and feeling that you have achieved nothing”. And to give, when your plate is extra stuffed.
Marketing, advertisements and social media’s excessive use are the few culprits that make you feel worthless, poor and unaccomplished in your life. Only if we act sensibly and not emotively, we can save ourselves hundreds of money and all the marketing agendas will also learn how to upgrade their skills logically, instead of thriving on flashy objects’ ornamentation and hired happy people that they show in their advertisements. I know I am writing this blog post with the help of my laptop and I have no plans of upgrading it as long as it is satisfying my work’s demands. I am happy with an older version of Android and I do not want to buy the latest phone model because of the front camera quality because I have learned over the years that happiness is something that resides inside and not everyone should know everything about me. And I feel extra comfortable in my old clothes and old shoes because at the moment I do not feel a need for buying more.
Life is actually simple and we overcomplicate it with our conquest of “MORE” and then we find this thing everywhere till we get everything but we still do not get contentment.
Because being content is to be happy and satisfied in having less