The "More" Predicament
Whether it’s money, entertainment or even spirituality, we’re people naturally drawn to the supplemental joys in life.
I mean, why order a measly little quarter-pounder when you can sink your teeth into a beefy triple-patty thickburger? Why drive one car when you can sport two sets of hot wheels? And why settle on one job exercising a fraction of God-given skillet, when you can work multiple jobs and increase income utilizing more?
No-brainers, right? Pursue the excess and reap the fulfillment.
But let’s get serious: is this American dream mumbo-jumbo all it’s cracked up to be? Is more always better? Or is less sometimes more?
Truth is: In today’s culture, we’re all hustlers. In fact, you have to work hard not to be busy.
Why? Because our capacity to engage multiple ambitions is fueling our need for purpose at an all-time high.
Seriously…has anyone noticed the surge in people pursuing multiple careers…and how this move is being driven by possibility more than necessity?
It’s like we’ve replaced “living life to the fullest” with “living life to our fullest”.
Now, don’t get me wrong…I get how wearing multiple occupational hats is sexy. I mean who wouldn’t want to boost a résumé with an extra shot of creativity, diversity and versatility.
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