“Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect.”
~ Alain De Botton
To be happy in life, we ultimately need to be in love with ourselves. Sometimes the only person in the world who loves you like you want to be loved–is you. If you’re buying expensive gadgets to bring you fulfillment, or using people to get something from them, or overextending yourself financially to gain acceptance from others, then you will never be ultimately satisfied with your life. If you only desire to have many things that eventually become dust in the wind or only want what one day will crumble to the sea, then you will never have what can remain with you and within you for as long as you live…Love. Nothing lasts forever and everything changes. If you can accept this and live your life according to this absolute, then you can begin to fully understand just how much more sweet love, respect and expression really are to your being. Always love yourself and life more than the dependency for material things which aren’t a source for true love at all.