We are constantly under siege. You must have a nice car. You must have the newest clothes. You must have the latest phone/computer/game/shoes/flat-screen/speaker… you get the point.
Do you really need these things, or is the psychology of advertising just highly effective at manipulating you into spending your time and money seeking after the things that only add minor value?
Everything you bring into your life requires some portion of your attention to sustain and maintain. With less things you would have more time to focus on things that matter.
Things like you, your friends, and your family. Go after the real value in life.
Daily Journey is a collection of my thoughts from reading The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living. My objective is to gain greater control of my emotional responses by reading and sharing my thoughts on stoicism with you all everyday over the course of a next year. If you would like to explore these topics with me, and others who are seeking to gain emotional control I these articles to the Mastery of Skill closed facebook group and would love for you to join in on the conversation.