That which is false troubles the heart,
but truth brings joyous tranquility.
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In a community like ours, where property confers immense distinction, social position, honour, respect, titles, and other pleasant things of the kind, man, being naturally ambitious, makes it his aim to accumulate this property, and goes on wearily and tediously accumulating it long after he has got far more than he wants, or can use, or enjoy, or perhaps even know of. Man will kill himself by overwork in order to secure property, and really, considering the enormous advantages that property brings, one is hardly surprised. One’s regret is that society should be constructed on such a basis that man has been forced into a groove in which he cannot freely develop what is wonderful, and fascinating, and delightful in him — in which, in fact, he misses the true pleasure and joy of living.
—Oscar Wilde (in 1891)
Step off the aspirational treadmill and forego some material opportunities in exchange for more time to spend enjoying the things that make for a good life.
You visit the earth and water it; You greatly enrich it; The river of God is full of water; You provide their grain, For so You have prepared it. You water its ridges abundantly; You settle its furrows; You make it soft with showers; You bless its growth.
—Psalms 65:9,10 (King James - the elder)