If we’re honest, most of us are tormented by the fear that, “If I don’t publicize who I am, no one will know, and I’ll never become what I could have been.”
An authority figure who enforces discipline helps people connect the dots between bad choices and negative consequences.
The pre-purchase haggle, the clutching FOMO – they’re just buyer’s remorse working its way backward.
Bud Light’s motto used to be that “it won’t fill you up and will never let you down.” That’s essentially what we want from our desires.
Real life isn’t glitzy and glamorous. Real life doesn’t come with a filter. Real life is cleaning up dishes and returning that shirt that looked better online.
When you get wisdom, you benefit yourself first, and then the effects trickle out from there.
The accumulation of riches without wisdom would be like building out a hardware superstore in your backyard, while being unclear how to use a hammer.
Addiction is a short-term escape from pain that is purchased at a high interest rate of future pain.
The key to understanding and disarming our greed is digging a little bit deeper. Why do you want more money? What is it that you hope to gain as a result of having more resources?