TexasT's (texasts) wrote,

From "The Art of Happiness"

“The irony of greed is that even though the motive is to seek more satisfaction, the greedy are never satisfied because it's never enough (even after obtaining what they desire). The antidote of greed is contentment, and there are two methods to achieve contentment (one that works, and one that doesn't). The first method is to obtain everything we want and desire (all the money, houses, cars, perfect mate and perfect body), but the disadvantage of this approach is that sooner or later we will run up against something that we want but cannot have. The second and more reliable method, is not to necessarily have whatever we want but rather want and appreciate what we already have“

—Paraphrased from the book "The Art of Happiness" by the Dalai Lama
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