Ten things to never chase in life
If we make poor choices over what to chase, our failure can cause dissatisfaction and discontent. Here are ten things you should never chase in life:
- Money: Once you get past a certain level of income or money in the bank, the benefit you feel from each additional dollar is very minimal.
- Power: Power is illusory and an intangible force that shifts over time. It's this ephemeral quality that makes power a poor aspiration.
- Perfection: It is far more beneficial and satisfying to seek improvement.
- Happiness: Happiness is a by-product of many other things.
- Youthfulness: You can always be young at heart, but physical ageing is inevitable and will happen to the best of us.
- Fame: Fame does not equate to happiness, fulfilment or success.
- Material possessions: Consumerism is rife, yet rarely do people stop and think whether the items they are purchasing are necessary or truly needed; nor do they consider if these products cause harm to people and the environment in their production. Most people have too much "stuff" already.
- Approval: Seeking approval puts happiness in the hands of other people.
- Friendship: The best kinds of friendships naturally form. Friends will come and go throughout life. Sometimes we outgrow our friends.
- Love: Forced love is not real love and it won't last. Invest your time in pursuing things you love, not chasing after people.