robert is checking out 43t
WTF am I on about you might ask?
A definition first
affluenza, n. a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more. (de Graaf )
Oliver James has written a book entitled ‘Affluenza’ I won’t review it here, but I’ll touch briefly on how he labels an aspect of modern living that affects some of us in really negative ways.In the book he interviews various people in various places in their lives. If you are a people watcher it’s worth a little peruse.
The upshot of the message is about being satisfied with who you are and what you have. Does that mean that you can’t strive for something else or want a better life. No, absolutely not, it’s more about recognising that wanting ‘stuff’ too much does you no good at all and is kind of destructive.