Man is the only species that feels he needs improving
- Obsession to improve himself
- How could they be so happy or content
- Nobody understands the concept that maybe less is more
- What you don’t have doesn’t influence your life at all
We have said before that man is the only species that feels he needs improving. All other species seem to be satisfied with who they are. They don’t worry about being healthier or happier…they just are. They live in each moment whether they’re hunting, or sleeping in the sun, or attending to their families.
Man is unique in his desire, or obsession to improve himself. It seems that all these improvements mean getting more of something; getting wealthier, becoming better looking, a different hair color, maybe even just some hair. Nicer clothes would be good, a new car or two, a better smartphone, and of course, a good looking person on your arm because that’s what a relationship is to them.
You never hear about a tiger or a lion complaining about how their mate looks. You never see a bear in the woods doing jumping jacks to stay in shape. Why does man feel he needs all these things to improve his life? If you look around the world some of the happiest cultures have the least. How could they be so happy or content when they don’t have all these things “developed” cultures feel they need to have in order to be happy?
How many help-self guru’s are out there whose message is to get rid of everything you have and live a simple life, be humble, don’t brag? These gurus, if they exist, have empty audiences. Few understand the concept that maybe less is really more. It is because with less to worry about and leading a humble life you don’t spend all that time worrying about what you don’t have. You also don’t have to endure the stress and expense of taking care of all that stuff you do have.
What you don’t have doesn’t influence your life at all. Do you have your health? Do you have a roof over your head? Do you have a loving, compatible relationship? Are you able to feed yourself and take care of your family, even if it’s just a pet. We would say you have all you need in order to be happy. Everything else is the fluff people believe will actually “improve” them and make them happy. We know that even if you got all that stuff you think you need, you still wouldn’t be happy…you’d want more.
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That people’s idea of improvement needs a lot of improving.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because people seem to be thinking that they need, or even demand to have, all this stuff like it’s some sort of prize they get for working and worrying and suffering. When really they don’t need any of it. Getting things never improves who you are or allows you to be happy. Ironically, getting more can even make you more miserable.
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: Go get a bicycle and start riding it around everyday and observe. How do you feel riding the bike, being self sufficient with your own power, not burning fossil fuels, and getting exercise? Can you still do most of the things you did or could do with a brand new car? Could you make it to the grocery store, to the bank, to the park and to your friends house? Are you happier now or with $600 a month car payments?
COMMENTARY: With all the stresses people are feeling now, the number one priority is to do whatever is necessary to eliminate it. That’s the biggest improvement most people need to focus on right now. Until the pressure is off you can’t make any good decisions. That’s because you are in a reactionary fight-or-flight mode. Taking action to eliminate stress is stepping into a shift that contains opportunities and expansion – not losses. The stress and pressure of your old life limited your opportunities, created more stress, and eventually would have led to a lifetime of regrets.