Just a typical lazy afternoon and I suddenly had some realizations, after pondering the news of the Pangasinan flesh eating illness reported lately which was actually a false alarm.
Some people might be really cautious and might think the world is ending because of these plagues. Fortunately the recent incident in the Philippines was declared a hoax by the government’s health organization.
However, everyone of us had acquired a very hushed yet self degrading disease called the “Malady of more”!
Each of us is susceptible to a fast- spreading, undetectable cancer of the heart called the “Malady of More”. This cancer- like growth is diagnosed by one consuming symptom: an unquenchable desire for more. Victims constantly grope for more than what they already have. And guess what? This disease strikes anytime!
How do I know? Because it’s a natural inclination of the human heart.. we all seem to want more. We desire more than what we already have. We can never be completely content.
The Malady of more is widespread and its victims are many. Individuals are both great and small: from school yard bullies to globe- trotting billionaires, from desperate housewives to dutiful ministries. This malady has no preference. It claims us one and all.
An indispensable life lesson, then, is to discover when enough is totally enough.
Somethings you might ask to your self When is enough… Enough? When will you have enough salary? When will you have enough house? How big should your house be? How many rooms will be enough rooms? When will you have enough thrills? Adrenaline rushes? How close to death can you actually get and still have fun?
Chasing after Enough- it’s a death defying cycle, isn’t it?
May this questions be our lifetime assignment. To realize how to appreciate the things that we already have, learn to dream what is enough and live life like we have more than enough!