We consume so much of everything from food, to trees, to resources, to data, to literally anything that can be packaged and sold to us. We aren’t grateful for this plentitude. We are dissatisfied at what we don’t have and what others have.
Yet in this avalanche, gorging and drenching ourselves instantly with this and that, we enjoy nothing.
Whatever we are consuming at this moment, the mind has us focused on what someone else might or is consuming and the next big thing that we could get. So we never appreciate the thing we have now. We can even watch films at x2 speed on Netflix so we can binge even more! Just think about that for a second, speeding up something just to have more, regardless of whether it has any value or not. We have supersized life to be more miserable, depressed and addicted than any human has been.
No one sees the insanity because we are so deeply unconscious in thought of ‘what’s next?’.
We could choose instead to be grateful, to be content in the moment, to enjoy something and live life at the speed of now, still and silent.