But it’s not the fault of companies and advertising agencies. They just give us what we want.
One of the earliest philosophers, Heraclitus, who lived in Ephesus, which was then part of the Persian Empire around 2500 years ago, said: “Just keep in mind: the more we value things outside our control, the less control we have.”
The idea is that true wealth means you’re good with life the way it is, no matter how many possessions you have, it will be enough.
But that’s a hard mindset to obtain because we’re all so restless
But comfort makes you soft. And life is hard. So it’s better to be hard as a person. Take the stairs, continue your plans even if the weather sucks, travel lightly, walk to places you can, and so forth. Avoid taking the easiest option. Sure, it’s good to save time.