Wanting Less

Sunday, July 31

"Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants."

-- Epictetus
  
[EN] As humans we are trained to want things, to work hard and earn money so that we can buy things, to buy a house, a car, a boat, another new car, a new sofa. Things that will label us as wealthy and rich. But we seem to never be satisfied, we seem to always want and "need" more and more things, we seem to need things to define who we are or who we want to become.

For me, wealth is not about how many cars I have in my garage, or how many Chanel make-up I own, wealth is about not having to worry about when the next pay check is coming so that I can buy those expensive shoes. Is about knowing that I have enough to live and be happy and free, to enjoy life, to make friends, to find love, to enjoy the little moments, to appreciate family and friends, to live, to love, to be.. myself.

[PT] Como Humanos estamos treinados a querer coisas, treinados para trabalhar no duro e ganhar dinheiro para podermos comprar coisas, uma casa, um carro, um barco, outro carro, um sofa novo. Coisas que pensamos que nos vão definir como ricos. Mas parecemos nunca estar satisfeitos, parecemos sempre querer e "precisar" de mais e mais coisas.. parece que precisamos destas coisas para definir quem somos ou quem nos queremos tornar.

Para mim, riqueza não esta em quantos carros tenho na garagem, ou quanta maquilhagem da Chanel tenho, riqueza para mim tem a ver com não me preocupar quando o meu próximo ordenado chega para eu poder is comprar um par de sapatos caríssimos. Riqueza é simplesmente saber que temos o suficiente para viver e nos sentimos felizes e livres, é aproveitar a vida, fazer amigos, encontrar amor, aproveitar os pequenos momentos, apreciar a nossa família e amigos. É viver, amar e ser-mos.. nos próprios.
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5 comments on "Wanting Less "
  1. Heeya, I loved this post, you are very right about what you're saying :)
    Xoxo,
    http://i-dreamer-girl.blogspot.pt/2016/07/playlist-de-julho-top-10.html

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  2. This is very true. I try to get as mant experiences i can, and deni material gifts, its such a waste !
    Nice blog.

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    1. You are are so right. I have adopted the experience gift giving, no more stuff for me :)

      Sophie.

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  3. Adorei este texto. Muito inspirador mesmo!

    #Carolina

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