Something To Chew On: What Brings You True Happiness?
What message are you sending your kids? That materialism equals power?
Why does the matter of "true happiness" or power present itself as something to chew on?
The present day world is facing a crisis. No, I’m not referring to the economic crisis that is dampening everybody’s spirits this year. I’m talking about the manner in which almost everybody is caught up with the false happiness that is provided by material pleasures.
As we scramble to buy the ‘bigger’ house or the ‘nicer’ car, think first of what such an action reflects on your 5 or 6-year-old. That materialism equates power?
What the world is lacking is not cars or houses or cash. The shortage lies in human compassion. As we stuff potato chips into our mouth and watch, without batting an eyelid at television images of Indian children lying by the roadside with open wounds, walk past a child in China who mercifully begs for a cent, stare at a kitten whose tail is bleeding, we transfer the lack of empathy and the deep density of ignorance onto our children.
At the end of the day, it is not how much you have but how much you have helped and that is something that should be embedded in each child.
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