"Less is not always more” is a common phrase, which is derived from the common belief that it’s better to have more. Both schools of thought seem to have something right, so which is the correct one? The answer to that is, neither.
More isn’t always better, nor is less. Moderation, when all has been said and done, is still the best way to go.
It’s very easy for greed to slip into our minds, calling us for more, more, and more, whether it’s for another helping of food when you know you’re already full, or a cute, but completely functionless new something to add to your room.
This unhealthy hankering after things we don’t really need is painfully easy to get carried away by. Essentially, people only need food, water, a roof over their heads to survive, along with love, which doesn’t cost a cent. All other worldly possessions we may have are extra.
We don’t benefit from having too much of anything. If we eat too much, we’re just inviting health problems, and if we have too many possessions, we don’t value them, making them meaningless. Then, there’s money, which a lot of people will argue that you can never have enough of. But that isn’t the case, as people who are overly rich often times have other worries, such as security concerns. They go about worrying about being kidnapped and held to ransom, while their personal lives may also suffer, because money is known to create strife among even the best of friends.
Certainly though, it isn’t bad to have things, and we should enjoy our lives, working for more. It’s just that there’s a line we need to draw, between having enough to live comfortably, and wanting and having too much that it distracts us from the important things in life.
There’s one thing where more is always better though, and that’s our dreams.
Steve Jobs was one person who wasn’t afraid to dream so big... beyond most of our imaginations, and in the end, he accomplished his dreams, changing the whole world.