The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it’s only money.

-Alan Watts-

How often do we dream about the perfect life we could have with vast amounts of money? How much time do we spend acquiring things which we are certain will bring us closer to that end goal? Why do we forgo happiness until the perfect set of financial and material circumstances surround us? Today’s Daily Dose shared by Erin Janus delves into the Materialism Trap in all it’s ridiculous glory. Check it out for a mixture of poignant and embarrassing moments we all know too well.

With the holidays drawing near, our beloved retailers are pushing material goods on us by the dozen. How silly do we look when we move around those mazes we call Shopping Malls with glazed over eyes desiring everything within our purses reach.

Why can’t so many of us break the cycle? Well according to Erin Janus, we CAN stop NOW! How you ask? Simply by understanding the wealth that many Americans already enjoy; and holding that thought in balance with the rest of our planet every time we open our wallets.

Admittedly, no one can do this as perfectly as it is portrayed in this clip but we can do better. And maybe life would be a bit more enjoyable if we drop the stress to acquire and love what we already have in our lives, humans included.

Erin Janus is a young YouTube creator, Blogger and Humanitarian. She has worked since her teenage years to create content which encourages us to leave the world in a better state than we found it. She promotes simple living, veganism and social consciousness through her writing and films. Find her inspiring work on YouTube, Instagram and her personal website. Please spend some time with Erin Janus and you may find yourself thinking differently than the pack.

Have an awesome week and Stay Wise!

 

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