The world now revolves around materialism.
The pursuit of having more, buying more, and getting more defines our society these days, by and large.
That is not a good thing.
Either for us individually.
And it’s certainly not good for the world as a whole.
Materialism is a short-term strategy that favours small immediate pleasures over long-term benefits.
Often to get validation from others.
It leads to more waste.
It leads to more debt.
It leads to more clutter.
And it also leads to more unhappiness.
A better life happens when you think for yourself, rather than when you make decisions in order to “look good” or “fit in”.
If having more was the key to happiness, just having money would be enough.
And all those happy people who have very little would not be happy.
Having more is not the same as being happy.
That said, the point isn’t to stop buying things altogether, but rather to think before you buy.
The point is to be more mindful about the things you buy, their impact, and their necessity.
Think before you act, and buy only what you need.
That’s not just better for your life, it’s also good for the environment, and the world.