A simple view of economics – and serenity

ID-100144153As I mentioned a couple of days ago, I often end up thinking – and writing -about stuff that can’t be grasped with hands, or words.

Economics is another example. Just this morning, over breakfast, we had a conversation about it.

Starting with the price of maple syrup and ethics, we ended up exploring globalisation.

We were wondering when the discrepancy between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ will fall into balance (again).

We talked about the ebbs and flow of power and greed that have been going on for millennia.

There seems to be a pattern:

The gap between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ becomes too big.

An uprising, a revolution happens – making some of the rebels the new ‘haves’.

Thus starting a new cycle.

Once again we ended up in the not so clearly definable – the people, and the invisible stuff that makes them happy.

You see, serenity is not directly correlated to ‘having’.

Neither is joy, or fulfilment.

It does not even matter what you do, really.

It’s how you do it – your attitude determines how you feel.

The good news about this is that attitude can be changed – in any situation.

Sometimes, when a situation is hard to take,  this might need a bit of help – and that’s what I’m here for.



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