A few quite unrelated things I came across recently prompted this post.
I'm not at liberty to share those stories here, since they are not my stories. But I'd just say that a few people I know live apart from their spouse and children in the name of their careers.
I can relate to having work take one apart from one's family, of course.. because I spend a fair bit of time at work - much longer than I like really..
Sometimes though, I just wonder... All these for what?
I feel that very often, we have more than what we need. Or at least, I think I do.
When I say "I'm starving", it isn't because I haven't had food for the last few days. Most likely, it's because I've skip 1 meal or because I'm eating a couple of hours later than I'm used to.
When I say "I've got nothing to wear", it isn't because I haven got enough clothes to keep me warm but because I cannot think of what to pull out from my overcrowded wardrobe to put on for the day.
When I say "I've no money", it isn't because I literally don't have it. Most likely it is because I don't have enough to buy something I don't need but want... or don't want to spend that much on something..
Most people that I know are in a similar situation. We have what we need. But there are always things that we want - a new and bigger house, a fancier car, another handbag, a more comfortable retirement life.. or simply, a fatter bank account.
But I really do wonder at times if the price we pay for our pursuit of more is worth what we get at the end of the day.