More or less, matters in how we live- for benefit of others or for our own selfishness.More and less are co-existing always. They are contra positioned. The feeling or sense of 'more or less' happens from early childhood itself. The moment a child or infant is able to quantify and compare anything visually, the feeling of more and less starts. It is the basic and preliminary input for comparison and selfishness.
When a child sees that another child has got something more in its hand than what it has itself, the insecurity, the jealousy, the disappointment and negativity starts. This 'more or less' comparison takes us over all through our life. That is the basic of our 'ashaanti' or mental disturbance.
It is only by teaching by elders and teachers with convincing justifications, impartiality and self teaching and training that one can become less sensitive to someone having something more. Sometimes we see only ironies. One may like to get more but give less. One may work less but would yearn for more wages.
Our traditional philosophy has told us to be unmindful of more or less in our material possessions. In fact it has told us to be more in our spiritual pursuits and less in material pursuits.
Let us love more, hate less. Let our minds be lighted more and less dark.
More or less matters really in how we love and live for others' benefit. The motto should be 'More for others , less for ourselves.'
(This an entry for TOW contest)