What gives greater pleasure, having more or less?"Yeh dil maange more" is the slogan for the pepsi advertisement which was shown in earlier days but it holds so true for we the humans also. We are seldom satisfied with what we have and keep on wishing for more and more. In order to maintain our false status in the society and fulfilling our materialistic needs we channelise all our attention and efforts towards earning more money. We earn more money and in return get less time with our family and less peace of mind. We plan hundreds of things for future but are not able to reserve a single moment of peace and happiness for our present. Sometimes I wonder how a labour working and staying in a construction site manage to remain happy even after working so hard and earning so little. I have seen them merrily singing after a day of hard work. Then I realized what makes this possible. They have not burdened themselves with unrealistic expectations from future like us and they know how to be happy and satisfied in less and to live for present.
So a question arises, having more is better or having less? Our impulsive response to this may be "more" but when I think in depth it makes me feel "less" is better. Having more will result in greed for more and more and it will continue as an infinite loop and still satisfaction won't be reached. On the other hand having less will give rise to satisfaction, which will make us stop and look beyond the materialistic possessions. So let us introspect which is better? To spend time in earning more, so that you can have more comforts but less time for the family and less peace of mind? Or to earn less and have less, so that we have more time for the family and more peace of mind? Let us try to stop our endless journey of greed in "more" and start searching for a gem called satisfaction in "less".
ENTRY FOR THE TOW MONTHLY CONTEST AUGUST 2017