Instant reward or deliberate waiting?
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Ok, things I read and learned recently seem to point into one direction. Western civilization, as good as it is, leads to a mindset of getting more and more and that immediately.
We live our life and something is missing, so we buy something or eat something and try to fill the emptiness. Oh yes, we can pay with our creditcards, we can have it all - NOW.
But, what happens?
Our homes become cluttered, our bodies heavy and obese.
What do we want? A simple and instant solutiion. NOW.
But this doesn't work. In most cases there is no instant solution or instant gratification.
We have to work towards our goals, enjoy our rewards, go slow, step by step. Only this way we can be proud of ourselves.
Postponed reward, not because we are poor or can't afford it, but out of choice!
Just a question: Do we really need strawberries in January? What need will be fulfilled? What about waiting till it is their time and we can savor their flavor and know, that we waited for it and waited for the perfect and natural time. What a reward, what a joy!