IS SIMPLICITY OF A MAN THE SIGN OF FOLLY ?
October 1, 2014 7:43am CST
In old times, people praise a lot the simplicity and goodness. But now the times are changed people call him a fool.In old times people praised,' simple living and high thinking' but now people say that it is not good to be too good. God likes a simple man very much but people do not like him, people like a clever man.Today that man is not praised who does not accept bribe but he is liked who is corrupt and want to marry their daughters in that house in which the boy earns a lot of money by foul or fair means. Have we progressed too much or retrogressed too much ?
• Shenyang, China
2 Oct 14
for recent 30 years .china have a large changes .material life is getting rich .happiness without increasing .i think it is easy to meeting the basic need .eat and cloth .except it .the difference is small .i mean it is a small different between you have 2 clothes and you have many clothes
2 people like this
1 Oct 14
We have switched since last century from a society rooted in its tradition to a consumer society with only one god : money. Many people have not enough culture and education to understand how artificial it is and to find their own way differently. Those making the choice of simplicity are virtually excluded of this society today, but maybe not tomorrow, as the idea of de-growth... grows, since a decade or two. I have always been confident in future and progress : we never retrogress, we evolve.
• Moradabad, India
1 Oct 14
Yes, I agree with you.Most of us do not understand the meaning of simple living and high thinking. The only simplicity that matters is simplicity of heart.To show off is a shallowness.The greatness starts from simplicity. Today only he is a simple and civilized person who spends a lot of money over luxurious things. Thanks a lot for a very good comment.