You know that feeling you have after a big meal? Where you’re so full that you really actively don’t want anything more?
Ever wonder what that would feel like in other parts of your life?
We do so many things for the attention, to feel important or praised. But what if you had so much attention and so much praise that you couldn’t possibly want any more? What would you do then? What would you stop doing?
We do so many things for the money. It’s so deeply built into our culture that it takes a real effort to realize it’s the reason behind so many of our actions. But what if you had so much money that you couldn’t possibly want any more? What would you do then? What would you stop doing?
If you stopped doing all these things you’re just doing for the money, or the attention, what’s left? Who are you, if you don’t do these things?
If you were completely satiated, then what?
After an understandable period of relaxing, what would you pursue?
Not just “sit around and do nothing”, because that’s still just relaxing. I mean after that,when you’re ready to be useful to others again.
What would you do then, if you didn’t need the money, and didn’t need the attention?
Yes, we need money to live. We need attention to live, too.
But I find it healthy to make sure they are just side effects of doing good work, or living a good life.