Updated: Nov 19, 2019
“I will show you fear in a handful of dust.” - T.S. Elliot
We fear so much to lose, what was never truly ours to keep. For so many, their possessions end up "possessing" them. Thoreau said, “I make myself rich, by making my wants few.” Having less to hold on to, leaves the hands open and free.
So, we've had to unplug from the previous definition of success that worked really really well in suburbia , because it's so measurable. The measurables are so obvious - it's like house, it's car, it's clothes, it's things; and the game is played very simple - the more you have, the better you're doing. And I think for us, we reached a point where we had played the game for long enough that we knew we would never want to stop playing the game, I mean that's what it was. It was like, wait a second, this is never going to do it. It wouldn't take very long before we wanted something newer of something that we previously wanted. The moment that I was aware of that circumstance, the moment I realized this was just the newest version of what I wanted previously, and I was going to want another one after it, the moment the game became less fun to play. - Marc Leach (Keep Your Daydream)