The fire of gratification once lit is always hungry for more things to burn.
It’s a fire of addictions, not just drugs, alcohol, food, downloads, social media, but many more. There are many addictions in our world, all giving that instant hit of gratification. It is a short-term burn, a short-lived buzz, shallow and unfulfilling.
We will look back on our current times and reflect that the progress we thought ‘instant everything’ was, was not in fact progress, it was a regression. Having everything just a click away has removed the joy that slowly building something of meaning brings to us.
Deep versus shallow.
We need a to put out the fire of gratification and search for a slower burn, one that brings joy longer term.