A quote adapted from the kids book “The Short and incredibly happy Life of Riley” by Colin Thompson and Amy Lissiat.
“They (People) want smart fridges, fast internet, big cars - cost more than yours - gold - diamonds - electronics - gigabyte-fastest - biggest and smallest - machines.”
“ People look in the mirror and want to be taller - shorter - thinner in one part of the body but much bigger in another - curly hair - straight hair - younger - older - less spotty - moustache - smooth skin - golden sun tan - gorgeous - irresistible - not bald and famous in a painting.”
“ People want to be everywhere - they want to go the seaside, ski resort - paradise - Dreamworld - castaway - exclusivity; you must be really rich if you can afford to come here - plaza - luxury - get away from it all - anywhere but here.”
Many changes in our life end up being based on numbers/size/quantities, as if getting more, being more, doing more is the answer to being happy and content…
Are these goals and targets what we want or what we think we want?
The effort to achieve this is that you feel at cross purposes, confusion and unsettled - 'how can I earn more and be at home more'? How can I improve my fitness when I work 10 hours a day… trying to meet all the expectations can be exhausting and way too hard to juggle.
Many people can make a plan or set a goal, but who’s plan is it? Who’s goal is it?