When you have a warm bed, clean drinking water, plenty of food to eat, education, the internet, transportation, it’s easy to forget how much we rely on this stuff when it is so readily available.
Access to abundance causes us to forget that without it our lives are much more difficult.
That is the miracle of capitalism. It has brought so much so fast to the masses. It was only 200 years ago most went without what we enjoy today.
In abundance, we take things for granted. In scarcity, we wish for more.
If you are reading this, you probably have most of the luxuries of this generation. Yet, most of still wish for more. A bigger house, a bigger TV, a better phone because the story we are telling ourselves isn’t one of sufficiency or abundance.
When technology and luxuries are abundant, we seek for scarcity.
What don’t I have?
What do I want?
It’s easy to identify what we want more of and harder to see what we have when we take it for granted.