Do You Really Need All That You Are Running After

Money is possibly the biggest factor that drives people. However, there is a saying that “excess of everything is bad”, and so, is running after too much of money that you possibly cannot even use. Matt Richtel, in The Sydney Morning Herald, talks about the implications of this impulse of earning more and more.

What are people running after: Money or Happiness?

In their constant endeavor to earn money are people doing justice to their family and kids? Are they spending enough quality time together? Do they really need all that they are running after? Most of the time, the answers are negative and it leads to an imbalance in professional and personal life.

A latest research shows that it is human instinct to earn more, and a lot of times, earn more than what they really need. It is true that there are a lot of people who have an everyday struggle to make ends meet. They really      need to toil hard to fulfill their basic needs. However, there are many people who do not need to strive and work long hours every day for the same, yet they chose to work more.

What makes this trend unhealthy?

In a continuous pursuit of earning money a person tends to compromise on his/her personal front. A lot of time is spent at workplace and other work related activities. All of these translate into an imbalanced life. No one really knows what is in store for them in future and how long would they be living their lives, but they still end up spending all of their lives running after money, earning so much that they can’t use them. In the process, they end up losing small but precious moments of life like watching their kids grow, going for their football match or even spending a birthday together.

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