THE TWO RULES - Part 1
There are only two rules:
Suck the marrow out of life.
Leave this place (Planet Earth) better than you found it!!
~Bill Wilson - http://www.midwestpermaculture.com
How many people do you know that are currently doing either one of those rules?
In terms of sucking the marrow out of life, most people you and I know are consumed with making money to afford the lifestyle that society has told them to strive for (Big House, Luxury Cars, Name Brand Clothing…). This stuff may be acquired, but they are often done on loan. So in order to maintain that lifestyle you need to work your life away to pay off your debts. Think about that, they are constantly working to pay for the things that they have no time to enjoy (because they are constantly working).
It’s a viscous circle. I have a little secret for you…. Wealthy people are not happy. Money does not buy happiness! I’ve learned that simplicity = happiness. Live More, with Less.
To me, Life is supposed to be about the experience! Life is a gift to us all from our creator! It is the people, not the things in life that make it so amazing. It’s the journey, not the destination that is important. You need to be experiencing life and making memories not spending all your time at work making someone else rich! (By the way, that is the number 1 most common regret that people have on their death bed…)
Somewhere along the way, good marketing brainwashed us to value things more than people. George Carlin got it spot on below! This video is a "funny ,because it's true" type of clip! I promise that you will look at your STUFF and what you do with YOUR STUFF just a little bit differently after watching this: