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A Constant Need For More

Is our desire for more what brings us forward or is it what takes us backwards?

Thanks for the human “hunger for more”, we now enjoy all the great things that make our lives easier and more comfortable. But is “wanting MORE” always the answer? Is it a good human trait that we always aspire for MORE?

As a society today I see that we have a constant need for MORE. Even though we may have enough already, or way much more than the average person has. There's a constant hunger present for more money, more power, more possessions and much more, more and more!

It is thanks to our endless desire for MORE that we managed to take huge steps forward in science, technology, health care, business, housing, luxury living etc..

Why would a rich man always want more? Is there really much difference to having 5 million or 10 million? Is it going to change much in a person’s life? Is it immoral to desire more money and power? Of course not! One with the ability to accumulate such huge wealth should be respected for his business skills and talent, right?

The question is: Why is it we always want to have more then we have?

Unfortunately with wanting MORE comes the negative side: greed..

Let's take war for an example; it's one of the most ruthless, inhuman actions in the world. Killing innocents and destroying whole countries is "legal" during war, But it is sort of “accepted” as it comes from our desire for MORE: more power, more oil, more money, more safety, more liberty, more land. All those possessions are not necessarily bad to have. What is bad is some of the methods we use to get more.

I think no other species in the world suffer from "wanting more" more than us humans! You don't see a predator in the wild killing 10 or more prey when it can only eat 1! Why do we need to have such a huge reserve of possessions for us to feel safe and satisfied?

Since the beginning of time, our ancestors wanted MORE thousands of years ago. They had shelter, food and safety. But they wanted MORE. They discovered new ways to catch more food, set out on journey to discover more land, also religion and philosophy was “invented” so we could fill our spirit and soul with MORE!

Nowadays we want more living space, more fancy cars, more gadgets, more money, more freedom, more time! Is it our unsatisfied appetite and the constant need for more what causes us to feel emotions of depression, jealousy and greed? Or is it a good thing because we always keep motivated, driven and on the go for success?

Me? Yes I do want more: Is it my ambition that pushes me for more? YES! Is it greed? MAYBE SO! Am I a bad person for wanting more? I DON'T THINK SO!

As we can see, our hunger for more is the most powerful motivator of all time yet it can push us to extreme tactics to acquire what we want.

Is that a good thing? I don’t know! Is that a bad thing? I don’t know either!


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Sherry B.  

Interesting article! I guess everyone does want more of something, but I would think if it is money, maybe if a wealthy person got even more money they could always use it to help others out...at least I would hope so.

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  about 8 years ago

Wanting more...when you reached...share it to less fortunate. Good article!

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  about 9 years ago

Interesting topic. Made for a good article! Good job. More as a concept -- probably people enjoy power more so than greed. Like you say, how much more can you have for yourself of one bag of millions vs. another bigger bag that you can even notice let alone consume. On the other hand, accumulating wealth and then donating it has been a good tradition a few have followed. That's where all the libraries started in the US (Carnegie) and where all the hospitals started in India and China (TATA and Rockefeller).

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  about 9 years ago
AJ  

Excellent picture and article! Wanting more so you can do more for others is a positive. Wanting more so you can have the latest and most expensive of everything is a negative. IMHO.

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  about 9 years ago

I am glad you agree AJ, Thanks for the positive comment! :)

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  about 9 years ago

great article to get one thinking. I truly believe it is how you go after it,, how you use it, and what your intentions are after you get it. Wanting more can be a good thing for the right reasons and gotten the right way. Thanks for the article!

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  about 9 years ago

Thank you Shawn. Very insightful comment! :)

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  about 9 years ago

A good description of the human condition. Always wanting more and not to picky how they get it.

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  about 9 years ago

True that John. It's a shame that our "greed" forces us to do things we would of never done otherwise! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  about 9 years ago

Yep. I want to create a lot more. I have specific financial goals for some organizations I want to make a difference:-) Nothing wrong with wanting more. Just need to do as Joan points out - including yourself and your relationships with family, friends and communities. Some people turn life into work. Which, with a long commute, is, I suppose, an easy error to make.

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  about 9 years ago

Very very well said Cynthia. Thanks for your insights!

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  about 9 years ago

Very nice article. I will also have to agree with Joan. She said all there is to say

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  about 9 years ago

Thank you Maria! Glad you could stop by! :)

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  about 9 years ago

Very good article, I don't think it's necessarily wrong to want things, a better standard of living , nicer surroundings, higher levels of achievement. I agree with Joan that it's part of human nature to continually strive, reach forward and create. Perhaps striving to create a better use of the resources we have would serve us more over the long term though. You raise some really interesting discussion points.

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  about 9 years ago

Thank you Penny. I also agree 100% with Joan S.

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  about 9 years ago
Barbara9  

very interesting article

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  about 9 years ago

thank you Barbara

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  about 9 years ago
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