The more you have the more you want

@ronaldinu (12445)
Malta
June 3, 2009 9:28am CST
Is it true that the more money you have the more you want. It seems that people (including myself) are never satisfied with what they have. Life is much more beautiful when it is simple. It is free from stress, from loans, money problems, etc.
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@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
3 Jun 09
Amen to that, brother! Life IS better when it's simpler. There's nothing better than the simple pleasures in life. It's so easy to get caught up in making more and more money and owning more and more possesions. It's so easy to forget this. Have a great day, sweetie! Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
3 Jun 09
The simple pleasures of life for me are friends family and other loved ones including my Buster, a beagle I've had for nearly 5 years now. I live life for today, one day at a time. Makes life much simpler and easier to deal with this way for me. HAPPY POSTINGS FROPM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
11 Jun 09
I do not want more things. I just want enough money to get rid of the loans and enough to pay the monthly bills for the rest of my life. I am satified with the things I have and would be happier if only I had enough to pay for them.
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@yuna15 (2707)
• Philippines
8 Jun 09
I could probably relate to that in a way. Considering my own lifestyle. I'm used to having more than what I'm getting from a "minimum" salary wage here in our country. Although I still try to control from getting what I "want" as compared to what "we need." In life, stress has been an inevitable part so is money problems and all that..
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• United States
7 Jun 09
Oh definately, I so think people who make more money spend much more and thats why I always thought having millions probably wouldn't suit me because it would take me years and years to realize that all along I never needed all the material things--that or I'd spend all my million before I could even get started on the things I 'want'--I know what I want and when it includes something material sometimes I have to just sit back and think will I really need this 5 weeks from now? Because I believe many people, including myself, end up shopping out of emotion just as emotional eaters eat to lift their moods.
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
7 Jun 09
Why this happens is because people buy into having money. For example when they are making a certain amount of money they may buy a house according to their earnings, And when their earning increase over the years they tend to sell their house and buy more a more expensive house and pay more money on their mortgage becasue they are making more money, they feel they can afford it. But then things, life, happens and they find it harder to pay those bills and so they need more money. So the more money they have the more they spend, the more they need. It is the way life works and most people follow the pattern. But there are some smart people that save their money and don't upgrade to that better house or better vehicle or more toys. I don't have a lot but I don;t owe any money to anyone either. I have only my rent to pay each month and my living expenses. I don't owe a penny to anyone.
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• United States
7 Jun 09
I don't think it's necessarily a matter of morey money makes you want more. Speaking as a single parent of two kids I think there are always things we want like a curtain hanging on a window rather than a sheet or a new dryer rather than the one that squeals. When we do get more money then all those needs are reachable. Some people do spend frivously because they get money. It's only because they haven't had the money before and they spend before they think only to regret it later. This year I had made a choice that when I got my income tax I would pay off some debt and get caught up on bills so I would'nt have such a struggle. I did too! Now all but two of my bills are on time and I'm working on them. I'm actually able to save. Not a lot but at least something. We need to remember that money has brought plenty of unhappiness to many people as well. It's a good idea to put things on paper and look at the list. Sometimes when we do its easier to see the needs versus the wants, and you can put those into columns and the priortize each column. That will actually help you to get more of those things since you are keeping track of whats going out instead of going crazy as soon as you get your money.
@jimbelle (485)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
This is human nature. We always want more what we can afford. But to be happry is very relative. Many have much money Yet they are really not happy. Some have less money but they are contented of what they have. If we simplify life then there will be less stress.
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@eshaan (6193)
• India
5 Jun 09
yes to some extent i agree with you, money makes the life materialized....you cant be at peace and the relatives or others who keep surrounding while u have money are mostly due to money and i have seen that the freinds from the time, when u had less money, will be with you for long long time...this is my life experience, i have seen both conditions very closely and felt the differences.
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@hairypits (294)
4 Jun 09
Absolutely true. Everyone leaves just beyond their means and strive to earn more in order to have more. It's just in our nature I suppose. I would love to be able to pay my mortgage, all the bills, and still have a healthy balance at the end of each month in order to by the odd top every so often and maybe have a weekend away every other year. As it stands I haven't bought anything for myself in over a year!!
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@Jingoo (26)
• India
4 Jun 09
You know how true you are. We are know this fact that the more we have the more we want. We are never satisfied with what we have whether it is a house, or our hair, or the way we look, dress, etc. Even the car we have. Why cant we be thankful that we have a car, that we have hair, that we have a house and are not handicapped in anyway. We all say this but do not practise it. We all advise our children to be happy with what we have, but we never practise it. Why is that though, I wonder...what do you think???
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
4 Jun 09
In my case, the less money I have, the more I worry. When I made $40 thousand a year, I was free from stress. Everything was automatically paid and even some automatically put into savings. Now I'm trying to live on 10 thousand with a car and house payment. Good thing my husband works and I live with him or I wouldn't be able to afford food.
@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
4 Jun 09
you're absolutely right with that. more often, the more we have the more we want. however, there are instances wherein it is really necessary to have some things others consider a lot but is absolutely necessary. like (since am from the philippines) having an unlimited internet connection is already a luxury. but since my husband takes in creatives for part time we need to have this type of unlimited connection.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
4 Jun 09
Hi ronaldinu, This does seem to be true for some people, but I'm not sure that it's true for all. I have never had a lot of money so I can't speak for myself. That attitude appears to be continuing with families who have always had wealth, but some of those who are just coming into wealth appear happy to share with the less fortunate in the world. Blessings.
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@dpk262006 (56115)
• Delhi, India
4 Jun 09
You see our desires have no end. We keep wanting more and more. However, I feel that there should not be a situation to feel frustated because of lack of money. We earn money as per our knowledge, capacity, experience and educational qualification. Those who are in 'service' earn their salaries and they remain well aware, what is going to be their earnings, at the end of the month. Those who are in some business, keep making plenty of money and keep losing also, sometimes. I think, whatever God has given us is the best one and we should feel contended with that. If we continue to see others, who are better off than us, then we will always remain dissatisfied.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
4 Jun 09
You may be correct Ronaldinu as I have seen only the rich people around me are craving for more money than the not so rich people.It becomes a kind of illness with the super rich.They seem to be infected with this ailment of incurable craving for money.Thank God We are happy with whatever we have.
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@hanah87 (1846)
• Malaysia
3 Jun 09
Yes,human never satisfied with whatever they have and will want more and more again.I think we should thanful to God and not be too greedy.Today i read the news from Yahoo about one man that become poor man.He invest more in trade market and untill he must quit his job because he lost many money.So now he need to work in small income job.He still lucky because has a supporting family behind him.My advise is dont be greedy and take this lesson.Thank you.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
3 Jun 09
Most humans are greddy by nature.. ONe can never be contented in life.. When they have something in life, they will always want something even better.. lol =D IT's part of nature.. As power of money is too great to resist, whom wont wanna have more money when it means that they are able to enjoy a better life?? With lots of money on hand, it's just like having the whole world to yourself... haha =D Who wont relish such a feeling, of being powerful?? lol =D If one has never been rich before, and always been leading a happy simple life, only then they will be more or less contented with what they already have ^_^
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@KrauseHome (34995)
• United States
3 Oct 09
Personally I think there will always be some Truth to this one for sure. The main thing is once you have more than you had before you keep expecting more, and often tend to overdo things to where if you ever end up getting less again you are often in trouble. This is why no matter what you do in life you need to learn not to live beyond your extremes, and learn to make due and save for the hard times that come along as well.
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
30 Sep 09
Hey, Yea it is sort of weird, but I don't really think that I would need any more than a house, free of debts and money problems. Honestly, I wouldn't see the the point in just keep on getting and getting, enough is enough. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
@littleowl (7157)
23 Sep 09
Hi ronald, That saying is very true, but when I think of it I don't have much yet I do have a lot more than others of which I am grateful for, yet though it would be nice to have more than I do have finances come into it so have got used to going without that that is not needed...LoLo