Sunday, June 1, 2014

Thought of the day - Rich and poor

"It is not the person who has too little who is poor, but the one who hankers after more."

Seneca, Letter II

1 comment:

  1. The big question we all have to struggle with is "How much is enough?" I know plenty of poor people who hoard, and rich people who can never get enough. I also a lot of poor people who are happy with what they have, and rich people who have turned their attention to other things than making money.

    What does Unitarian Universalism teach us in this regard? It probably has something to do with the second principle which is "justice, equity, and compassion in human relations" and the seventh principle which is the respect for the interdependent web. I myself am giving stuff away taking the idea from the Native American idea of the potlatch and simplifying my life. The purification feels liberating and cleansing. I have more room to move and more energy to enjoy experiences instead of things.